Starting out as a newly qualified teacher?
ALL offers information, guidance, peer-to-peer support and CPD events to primary and secondary language teachers through its professional networks around the country. If you are an NQT, then we have a student/NQT membership package for you.
We are here for you from your first to your final day of teaching with information to support you at every career stage. As time progresses you may feel able to give something back to the next generation of trainee teachers and NQTs. We also encourage you to retain your membership so that you can raise your profile perhaps as a CPD speaker, lead or contribute to a local ALL network, offer a blog, review a resource or contribute content for one of our online collections or our flagship magazine, Languages Today.
The more you explore your membership benefits and engage with the Association, the more you, your students and your school will benefit. Ongoing membership of your subject association is a worthwhile investment in your professional future.
Keep learning & explore our Research Collections!
This online repository of peer-reviewed academic articles about language teaching and learning, from international authors, can support your study and develop your broader thinking about pedagogy.
This collection houses peer-reviewed articles which highlight the findings and learning which students and teachers extracted from classroom-based research.
There are 5 language-specific Language Zones. Contributions are from language learners, trainee teachers, practising teachers and academics. Content is in English or the target language.
Get the most out of ALL's practitioner collections
Language Matters is the section of the ALL website which hosts collections of articles about matters which are pertinent to teachers of languages. These collections are updated all the time and are pay per view or member-only.
As an ALL member, the Languages Today magazine comes to you once a term. This is packed full of stories from teachers on what works well in their classrooms, as well as articles which challenge your thinking and inspire you to try something new. Guaranteed to boost your learning and give you tangible ideas to use in your own classroom.
Seeking advice through networking online
If you want to connect to other language teachers online for discussion, support and developing your practice check out the following:
Also don't forget to read this article on how to thrive as an NQT here:
ALL London have hosted a rich and varied selection of webinars so do work your way through these for free and fantastic CPD all with an MFL focus.
Get out and meet others - boost your confidence and be enthused
ALL hosts a range of events across the country. Most are low cost or free to ALL members. Events range from Show &Tells, informal discussion and peer support, to themed CPD sessions and regional day conferences. New attendees are always welcome.
Attend the language teacher CPD event of the year - Language World
Make the case to your head of department and head teacher early to attend ALL's flagship annual conference. The programme is packed with plenaries, talks and workshops and an amazing exhibition.