Sunday, 24 March 2013

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Language World 2013: Nottingham Conference Centre, 22-23 March 2013

Language World is the annual language conference organised by ALL, the Association for Language Learning, the association that represents all foreign languages teacher in the UK.
Language World is really two days of top-class training and professional development for language teachers. I might be biased as I am running a workshop on the second day of the conference but Language World does have a unique atmosphere. The camaraderie and amazing choice of workshops and talks will leave you feeling energised professionally until at least the next conference-that's a promise!  
This year the theme is Imagine

Imagine how we could improve language learning; how we could get our young learners speaking and writing independently in another language; how we could bring creativity and excitement into the languages classroom; how we could get better results faster.

Imagine finding out everything you need to know about the changes coming with the new curriculum - at one time, in one place.

With a new curriculum on the horizon, in which languages will be statutory for the first time at KS2; where how we teach at KS3 will be very much in the hands of teachers; with a revised EBac performance measure and changes to GCSE and A level, there has never been a more vital time to get up-to-date and ready for a very different new future for languages in our schools.

At Language World you will find:
· Dedicated primary and secondary strands with over 12 major talks and 28 workshops across the two days
· All the latest updates on what’s happening in policy and practice
· National experts explaining the big issues
· Inspirational plenary sessions
· The opportunity to exchange views and meet up with colleagues from across the country
· A major free exhibition of language teaching resources

Who should attend:
· Primary subject leaders
· Secondary heads of department
· Established classroom teachers
· NQTs
· Trainees

Cost: From £100 a day for teachers, and just £40 a day for trainee teachers and NQTs. There are also a number of free places for trainee teachers and NQTs-just contact ALL for more information. 

And if you would like ALL to take your registration over the phone and do the paperwork for you, just call their office on 0116 229 7600.
Phone lines stay open until 5.30 pm, so pick up the phone at the end of the school day and help will still be available.
If you are there on the Saturday, I am running "Music to My Ears", a session on
Developing Motivation and Cultural Awareness through Music in the Languages classroom

See you there!