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Language World 2016

Curriculum Innovation

11 - 12 March 2016 at Dunchurch Park, Rugby

It's the Association for Language Learning’s annual conference and CPD event: A packed programme with speakers across the languages sector which attracts up to 250 participants a day with a large number coming from primary and secondary schools.

- It's an exhibition: a large and varied exhibition showcasing the latest in language learning resources and support

- It's a real boost to your teaching: a great way to recharge your batteries – a two day shot of ideas, advice, debate and inspiration

- It's a celebration: get together with other language teachers from around the UK, and around the world...... at Language World!

The title of Language World 2016 was Curriculum Innovation, highlighting the changing landscape of language learning. As we face many curriculum changes, we explored innovative opportunities which the new curricula bring for all language learners and educators.

Please click here to view the packed programme with nearly 50 presenters

In addition click here to view the full programme including speaker biographies

What else can you expect from Language World 2016?

ALL is leading a government-funded programme called ALL Connect. We launched two new features of the training programme at Language World 2016 – a KS2/3 Transition Toolkit and a KS2 Co-ordinator’s Handbook.

ALL highlighted its new Language Futures initiative, which centres around student choice and agency, creating and fostering a broader language learning community beyond the classroom doors, with teachers acting as facilitators of project-based learning!

ALL runs an award scheme offered in partnership with Routes into Languages, and announced the Primary and Secondary Language Teachers of the Year 2016 and the Student Languages Ambassador of the Year 2016, at an awards ceremony at Language World 2016.

This year Language World featured language-specific Show and Tells for primary and secondary in French, German and Spanish, so look out for these on the conference programme – Immerse yourself in the target language by selecting one of these!

Just a little extra information to keep you apprised of what is happening behind the scenes!

  • The Conference Dinner Disco is back - by popular demand. Our pre-disco entertainment for dinner delegates has also been arranged and promises to be active, fun and Italian in nature!

Don't take our word for it... Here's what our Language World 2015 delegates said:

"I came away inspired and full of ideas for future planning. Both days were very inspiring and got me fired-up and reaffirmed my enthusiasm that language learning is healthy. I connected with colleagues I did not know before and those I already knew, it was great to have quality time with them, in a different environment and for a different purpose. All the speakers I listened to were engaging, very helpful and talented within their field. The people behind the scenes were equally excellent, everything was done to make the conference a great experience. Thank you for an amazing two-day conference"

"The whole conference was amazing! All the speakers were inspirational and I met so many like-minded (i.e. passionate and enthusiastic) people that I can honestly say that I loved every minute! I got so many ideas which I can share within my primary hub and made so many connections... It was also great to meet people you interact with via email, twitter or facebook and find they are even better in real life! It was worth every penny, I cannot recommend it enough... Roll on Rugby!"

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224504.


This event is made possible through the generous support of the following organisations:


Speakers and Facilitators


Gareth Mills

Keynote Speaker
Gareth Mills is an experienced curriculum designer. How we choose to design our cities, our public services and our schools has a deep impact on their effectiveness. In particular, Gareth is passionate about the design of learning.

As an advisor to the UK government, Gareth led an initiative called The Futures Challenge which looked at how the curriculum might better respond to contemporary challenges faced by individuals, society and the economy.

Gareth now works with organisations and schools in the UK, Europe and Asia helping to design learning experiences for leaders, teachers and students. His aim is to make learning, for both children and adults, as purposeful and joyful as possible. His portfolio includes work with The International Baccalaureate Organisation, Unesco and The National Foundation for Education Research.


Dunchurch Park Hotel and Conference Centre

Dunchurch Park Hotel and Conference Centre, Rugby Road, Dunchurch, Warwickshire, CV22 6QW •  Website•  Directions

Additional Information

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PDFFull Conference Agenda
PDFFull Conference Agenda including Speaker Biographies
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