The new examination specifications have major implications not only for students, for language teachers and for departments, but also for those involved in planning timetables and schedules for mock examinations.

Many parents will be confused by the changes, not least those to do with grading, and may welcome an overview.

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Teacher Briefing 24: Language Trends 2020

Theme: Language Trends 2020   Background: The annual Language Trends report was published here in late June:   Key messages: We have extracted here some of the key findings of interest to ALL Members. Some of the points are of relevance to individual institutions, although most are more widely systemic. Some of these issues […]

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Teacher Briefing 23: Cultural Capital

Theme: Cultural Capital – the contribution of Language learning Background: OfSTED writes in the Education Inspection Handbook that cultural capital is the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement. The EIF […]

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