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Assessment with a Magic Touch – Motivation, Progression and Language Learning in Primary Schools

THE LANGUAGE MAGICIAN game will be officially launched on 19 May 2018, at the University of Westminster, at the conference ‘ASSESSMENT WITH A MAGIC TOUCH – Motivation, Progression and Language Learning in Primary Schools’. Participants will have the opportunity to play the game in its different language versions and will get to know the education […]

Stepping Stones: supporting transition to secondary school

The Stepping Stones programme supported vulnerable pupils making the transition from primary to secondary school between January 2016 and July 2017. The Programme was run by Gladesmore Community School and Gangs Unite. They worked with Urswick School, Heathcote School and Science College, and their feeder primaries, to explore ways of supporting vulnerable pupils. These included: Peer and adult mentoring […]

Combatting Online Hate Speech – Positive Messengers Project

The growth of online hate speech and hate crime in recent years is something which is of great concern to teachers, schools and parents alike. Much of this hate speech is directed at immigrants and refugees. ‘Positive Messengers’ is a project combatting online hate speech and raising awareness of the pitfalls on online hate and […]

Westminster Languages Skills Workshops

The University of Westminster is offering a number of Languages Skills Workshops in Spring 2018, for students at all stages of their language learning journey, including GCSE and A-Level Exam Preparation Workshops in French, Spanish and Chinese. There are also a series of ‘Languages for your Future’ Saturday taster sessions for students interested in exploring […]

International Conference: Creativity in the teaching and learning of Arabic Language Teaching: Future Directions, 24 & 25 November 2017

The University of Westminster and Sharek Centre would like to invite you to the International Conference “Creativity in the teaching and learning of Arabic language: future directions” on the 24th and 25th of November at the University of Westminster. The conference will bring together students, educators, academics, researchers, practitioners, experts, teachers and policy makers in the field of Arabic Language teaching and learning, […]

Arsenal Double Club Programme

For over a decade, Arsenal FC have promoted modern languages in schools through the award-winning Arsenal Double Club programme. New for the 2017/18 academic year, the Arsenal Double Club is delighted to announce the launch of its new Beginner’s level materials in French, German, Spanish and Italian. A Portuguese version is available online. Schools can […]

Academic support for Turkish-speaking pupils

The Turkish Embassy Education Consultancy in London provides Turkish language teachers for primary schools and supplementary schools in the Greater London area. The service is free of charge for the schools and the teachers are Turkish government employees sent to the UK as part of their job in Turkey. The teachers can teach Turkish as an […]


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 […]

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