Category Archives: Language World 2011

#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 […]

#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 All sorts of reasons why online resources are particularly useful – one might be that textbooks are out of date as soon as they’re published!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, […]

#LanguageWorld2011 – Progression in reading and writing – and still having fun!

Progression in reading and writing … and STILL having fun! Presented by Jan Lewandowski, Bedford Borough Council Ina  whistle stop tour of reading and writing in KS2, Jan showed that teaching reading and writing need not be onerous, scary or boring, but fun and creative! Here are my notes – I was too busy drawing, […]

#LanguageWorld2011 – The narrative approach to language learning in Ks2 and KS3

The narrative approach to language learning in KS2 and KS3 Jo Cole Jane Humphris Linked Up project – to develop pupils’ linguistic independence and confidence in speaking, based on immersing kids in language Aims of project to enable project work to be firmly embedded in classroom realities to build on partners strengths and enthusiasms to address […]

#LanguageWorld2011 – Languages and 2012 Olympics

*Part of a series of posts trying to summarise some of the sessions at Language World this year* The opening of Language World saw a presentation by Anna Turney and Nick Fuller. Anna Turney, Paralympic Snowboarder Anna loved snowboarding and wanted to get good enough to compete. She moved to France after her degree, and […]

#LanguageWorld2011 – OFSTED. Modern Languages – Achievement and challenge

*Part of a series of posts trying to summarise some of the sessions at Language World this year* A review of inspection findings, and recommendations to improve provision in modern languages Anne Looney HMI (Subject survey advisor for OFSTED) The role of the subject survey advisors is management leadership and organisation of subject survey service. […]

Language World 2011

Following on from last year and Bricklaying for beginners,  and 2009 with Absorbing language learning, I’m once more presenting at ALL Language World. This year Language World is entitled All together now. Here’s the invite from ALL:- Join us ALL Together at Language World 2011, 8-9 Jul 2011 @ Imperial College, London: It’s a conference: A […]