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On Thursday 5 October the University of Westminster hosted the London Schools Excellence Legacy Fund Project celebration event to mark the success of the work accomplished by the University’s Professional Language Networks Hub. The Legacy project, supported by the Mayor of London and funded by the Greater London Authority, set out to raise the quality […]

MFL meets WW1 – new resources & funding available for schools & community groups

WW1 meets MFL: 100 years since Passchendaele. Looking to link MFL with history and citizenship this term? How about taking part in a project to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele this term? The British Council has just launched a freely-available MFL resource pack for primary and secondary schools, related to WW1 and the […]

Impact of teacher mentors

The Institute of Education Sciences in the US has published a study, which evaluates the impact of a “Retired mentors for New Teachers” programme. The programme is a two year programme that provides mentoring support to new teachers and the report evaluates the impact on pupil achievement and teacher retention. For more information about the programme […]

Book Launch: Smart Ways for Learning Spanish by Maria Blanco, Wednesday 13 September, 6:30pm to 8pm, University of Westminster

SMART Ways for Learning SPANISH by María Blanco book launch and Educating Students for Successful Independent Language Learning talk Learning a foreign language up to a good level of proficiency requires many hours of independent learning, but most students are not trained to become effective independent learners. As a result, the process of learning is […]

Teach Yourself – Back to School Discount for Primary and Secondary Teachers

Teach Yourself is offering a back to school discount for primary and secondary teachers which may be useful for non-language specialists who want to practise their language skills, or for specialist language teachers who want to work on an additional language. Available in Italian, Russian, Polish, Japanese, Swedish, Spanish, German and French, the Tutors are […]

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR) – newly updated site

A new ambitious, updated site dedicated to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR) is available at The CEFR was created in order to provide a transparent, coherent and comprehensive basis for the development of language programmes, curriculum guidelines and teaching/learning materials, as well as to assist the assessment […]

Network for Languages London – CPD Survey for Teachers

Network for Languages London is currently in the process of planning the course and activities programme for the new academic year 2017/18. In order to offer a programme that is most useful and accessible for teachers, we have some questions that we would like to ask you. The short survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. We […]

Opportunity for Teachers to go to Columbia

Located in the Andean mountain range, the Colegio Nuestra Señora de Belén is a small inner-city pre-school and primary school. Values are placed at the heart of the school, which aims at developing independent, creative and curious individuals, confident of their ability to communicate and connect with the wider world. At the school, there is a team of young […]

Language Trends Survey 2016/17

The latest Language Trends Survey for 2016/17 was launched in June 2017 and investigates the state of language learning in primary and secondary schools in England.  This year’s report includes an analysis of provision for languages in primary and secondary schools, examination statistics, a look at transition between Key Stages 2 and 3, the take up of […]

Spanish Visiting Teacher Programme – providing schools in England with high quality and experienced native Spanish teachers

The Department for Education is working with the Spanish Ministry of Education on the Spanish Visiting Teacher Programme, to provide schools in England with high quality and experienced native Spanish teachers. The Spanish teachers have already been through a rigorous sifting process and are currently being interviewed by an experienced group of Senior Leaders from […]

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