Friday, 17 September 2010

ALL together - Let’s Speak Out About Languages!

20-26 September 2010

The Association for Language Learning (ALL) would like to know about the issues which particularly concern you about the teaching and learning of languages.

Next week, beginning on Monday 20 September, ALL is asking members and language teachers everywhere to think about ways in which language teaching and learning could be improved and promoted.

The consultation week will culminate on Saturday 25th September at the Annual General Meeting of the Association (Goethe Institut, London 10.30 – 12.30, see for further details) where we will pull together all the ideas sent to ALL during the week.

You might want to give your opinion about the following [within the context of your own work and locality]:

1. What is the achievement you would most like the media / public / decision-makers to know about?

2. What is your response to media statements such as “language teaching puts most people off learning a language” or “Languages considered least important subjects for children to learn at school”?

3 What are the issues that worry you most?

4. How can we ensure that decision makers in education value language learning?

More ideas will be added to ALL website over the next week - see

ALL would like to hear from you in the week beginning Monday 20 September – every day the website will be updated with views as they come in.

There are a number of ways you can send ALL your thoughts:

• Email them to Steven Fawkes, ALL Membership Officer

• Use ALL Facebook page to share your views – go to , become a fan and add your comment to the ALL ‘consultation’ thread.

• If you fancy ‘tweeting’ instead follow ALL and send your views.

ALL will make a final public statement, bringing together all your views, on the European Day of Languages, to be celebrated this year on Monday 27 September.

Let’s work together to make the voice of language teachers heard!

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