Reviews of resources available for secondary teachers
ALL regularly reviews a wide variety of resources that are available for the different sectors in language teaching and learning. Reviews are conducted by highly experienced ALL members for the benefit of all.
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Thanks to ALL Council Member and West of England Branch Chair Crista Hazell for reporting on the Inside Government Modern Foreign Languages 2018 conference An MFL conference is always exciting, the whole day committed to all things MFL, just brilliant! The national...read more
Following on from co-authoring “The Language Teacher Toolkit” (2016), Steve Smith has written another excellent book packed full of practical and easy-to-implement language teaching ideas. The book is an accessible and informative read for new MFL teachers and more experienced practitioners should also find plenty here to make the purchase worthwhile.read more
Whether you’re an experienced teacher who has taught literature and film before, or a ‘novice’ somewhat daunted by the requirements of the new A Level languages specification, the Hodder Modern Languages Study Guides are a superb resource for teachers and students alike.read more
This compendium of initial teacher training (ITT) research projects in language teaching and learning is a good example of partnership working amongst four London providers. There are messages here however, for teachers, trainee teachers and ITT providers anywhere in the country.read more
This book considers discussion in recent years why adults often state that they have no talent for languages and feel that they can’t succeed.read more
¿Por qué? – 101 Questions about Spanish is a great read. Working around 101 questions and the answers to them, this punchy format really adds to the book’s appeal.read more
This handbook is a timely and valuable contribution to the debate on the importance of languages, and will provide teachers with cast-iron research-led arguments for persuading students of the long-term value-added a language skill can bring to employability prospects.read more
We use ThisisLanguage with all of our KS4 students in French, German and Spanish, and occasionally at KS5. It is the mainstay of our ‘extra’ resources.read more
If you are new to the role of KS2 language subject leader, or even if you have been doing it for some time, you will find the ALL Connect KS2 Language Coordinators Handbook an invaluable reference tool.read more
The ALL Connect Transition Toolkit is the go-to resource for teachers at KS2 and KS3. It was successfully launched at Language World 2016 and contains example activities in French, Spanish and German.read more
There is inevitably a degree of apprehension amongst teachers with the introduction of new specifications about how to offer the best teaching.read more
This useful book does more than the title suggests. Not only does it explain French verbs and tenses in a very clear and accessible way, but it also refers to the English verbs and tenses, so that the learner can relate to the familiar structures of English at every stage to deepen his/her understanding.read more
This colourful and funky illustrated book presents the French language to young learner in an interactive and structured way that meets the needs of all learning styles.read more
The Language Teacher Toolkit is a treasure chest for every language teacher, whether new to the profession or not.read more
Particularly for those teachers of a certain age, this book takes a nostalgic look back to teaching as it was before the National Curriculum, the wealth of health and safety regulations applicable to taking students out of school and before the Internet.read more
The Association for Language Learning’s ALL Connect Project has created free training materials for teachers to support the Languages Programmes of Study at Key Stages 2 & 3.read more
Title: Talk: Mandarin Chinese Language: Mandarin By: Yu Feixia, Alwena Lamping, BBC Active Book/CD Pack Price: £15.99 Website: http://tiny.cc/BBCTalkMandarin There are reasons aplenty why Mandarin might be an attractive language to learn for youngsters and...read more
Title: Languages and your future By: Routes into Languages Price: Free Website: http://tiny.cc/LangsYourFuture Routes into Languages has produced Languages and your future, a new resource aimed at secondary school pupils to encourage the study of languages by...read more
The Language Futures website offers information about an innovative approach to language learning with resources to support those who wish to consider this method.read more