Category Archives: ALL

ALL Joined Up!

Not long now! Have you booked? Lots to do before then but already looking forward to it! Language World 2014 at the University of Lancaster from 4-5 April has 44 sessions over two days, with a strong focus on the New Curriculum andworking together for the best in languages education.  Our theme is year is ALL Joined Up!   It’s […]

Love the future – competition to attend Nobel Prize giving!

Thanks to REAL (The European Network of Language Associations) for drawing my attention to the following; The European Union has launched a drawing and writing contest for 8-24 year olds, in partnership with the European Youth Forum. The four winners will be invited by the Presidents of the European Council, the European Commission and the […]

Offer for Primary Spanish teachers

A message from Linda Parker of ALL Primary Spanish teachers – join us for free at Language World on Saturday 31 March! http://www.all-languages.org.uk/events/language_world/language_world_2012 Are you looking for ways to improve your Spanish?  ALL Corporate Member, the Fundacion Comillas, will be with us at Language World to talk to teachers of Spanish about their professional development courses in […]

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I really enjoyed Neil Jones’ presentation at ALL NorthEast Spanish day. You can find all sorts of ideas and resources on his blog – http://mfljones.wordpress.com  – well worth a look whatever phase you teach. I loved some of the advertisements he showed.  Here are two of them.  Torres has been forgiven and I love funny dogs. […]

#LanguageWorld2011 – Presidents’ Address

ALL Presidential team Cynthia Martin – Past president Karl Pfeiffer – President Bernadette Holmes – President elect – absent so we had a ‘supply president’ in the form of Steven Fawkes Looking back to look forward Whilst KS2 entitlement still stands, it’s uncertain and as yet there are no clear messages from the coalition about […]

#LanguageWorld2011 – MiniOlympic packs for Primary languages

Languages MiniOlympics packs – Bringing together the two threads of KS2 teaching and languages and the International Dimension   –   presented by Michaela Howard and Jo Darley Jo and Michaela – having marvellously overcome technical issues- presented their ideas for how to use the Olympics as the inspiration for language learning activities that  are clearly linked to the […]

#LanguageWorld2011 – Reframing languages

Reframing languages  – presented by Dr Shirley Lawes , subject leader PGCE languages at Institute of Education; Mark Reid, Head of Education, British Film Institute and Muriel Huet, Lampton School This talk reported on project funded by Esmee Fairburn Foundation carried out with 4 schools in conjunction with Institute of Education and the British Film Foundation Why use short […]

#LanguageWorld2011 – Entitled to enjoy Primary Languages

The third of a trio of presentations that I should have posted earlier (and I’ve still got a day of Language World to finish blogging too!) My presentation at Language World this year took it’s theme from the fact that Primary language learning is an entitlement rather than statutory as we had expected a year […]

Sorpresa y sonrisas – #ALLNE Spanish Day

Sorpresas y sonrisas – tips and ideas on how to keep everyone enthused and engaged in the Primary Languages classroom was th title of my contribution to the ALL NE Spanish day at Gosforth High School in Newcastle. I had the daunting task of starting the day, and if that wasn’t enough, I was sharing […]

#LanguageWorld2011 – Make it real!

Make it real  Liz Fotheringham,  Use authentic materials to make it real! All sorts of reasons why online resources are particularly useful – one might be that textbooks are out of date as soon as they’re published! See http://lizfotheringham.wordpress.com for slides and links Skills – odd one out skimming and scanning looking for similarities – cognates, […]