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#LW2017 sketchnotes published!

As I reported in February, at this year’s Language World conference in March I was asked to be Resident Sketchnoter and record all the fun and excitement as well as as many sessions as I could possibly attend. It was a challenge as I normally go back to my sketch notes later to ‘pretty them up’ […]

Language World 2017 – one month to go!

It’s one month to go until the annual Association for Language Learning conference, Language World. Have you signed up yet? This year the theme is Progress for All (like the clever logo!) As the ALL website says: Progression in the teaching and learning of languages is a priority for all teachers and ALL as a […]

#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 – 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 All sorts of reasons why online resources are particularly useful – one might be that textbooks are out of date as soon as they’re published!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 – Languages:Reboot

Languages:Reboot Chris Harte, Cramlington Learning Village Chris’ presentation is on his website so I’m not going to recap blow by blow – just some notes! Needless to say, he was brilliant and will be missed when he goes Down Under. 3 preconditions to learning Ganas – WIIFM Belief – I can’t do it yet…. “Do something […]

#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 […]