A new way to bring language learning to life
What can Language Futures do for you?
Language Futures can help to:
Support curriculum innovation
Support language learning beyond the classroom
Promote linguistic diversity
Broaden language provision
Equip students to be autonomous and informed language learners
Build links with the community
Increase student motivation and engagement
Language World 2016
Language World is the annual conference and CPD event of the Association for Language Learning. It is a highlight of the year for languages education and attracts up to 250 participants a day from across all educational sectors, with a large number coming from primary and secondary schools. The title of Language World 2016 is Curriculum Innovation. Highlighting the changing landscape of language learning, the conference aims to explore innovative opportunities which the new curricula bring for all language learners and educators.
The Language Futures approach helps to support curriculum innovation and at this year's Language World conference there will be a Major Talk as well as a workshop session dedicated to the Language Futures initiative.
Major Talk: Language Futures - A fresh approach: broadening languages provision with innovative practice
Workshop Session: Language Futures - Pupils are doing it for themselves
Dedicated one-to-one support
If you are attending Language World,a dedicated one-to-one session with a member of the Language Futures team to discuss the approach can be arranged. For further information, please contact the Language Futures project manager Clodagh Cooney.
Visit the Language World exhibition for free
Language World 2016 Full Programme
More than 50 inspiring speakers are confirmed over the two day programme which comprises plenary lectures, major talks and workshops, as well as opportunities to browse the exhibition and to network with colleagues. For the full programme, please visit the ALL website.
Sessions relevant to the Language Futures approach include:
- Got motivation? How to investigate your learners' motivation in language learning
- No more “can do” statements – an alternative approach to assessment without levels
- Bilingual children in the primary classroom
- Strategies for spontaneous speaking at GCSE- Effective progress over time leading to excellent results
- Developing pupil independence in the classroom in the languages classroom: Skills-based teaching and learning
- Capturing the Zeitgeist- what’s new in the world of technology in MFL?
- Innovation requires resilience
- Authentic resources: embracing the challenge
- Lost and Found in Translation – Putting creativity back