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Language World 2017 - Progress for ALL

24 - 25 March 2017 at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

Following the success of Language World 2017 we are pleased to announce the details of Language World 2018:

23-24 March 2018 at Jurys Inn Hinckley Island

Register your interest now! Follow the 'click here to book your place' link below, fill in your details and select the 'I'm interested in attending Language World 2018' booking option.

The Association for Language Learning’s annual conference and CPD event offers a packed programme with speakers from 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!

Introduction from ALL President

The title of Language World 2017 is Progress for ALL. Progression in the teaching and learning of languages is a priority for all teachers and ALL as a professional association as we respond to significant curriculum changes and developments at all levels.

Progress for ALL is a deliberately broad title, as we aim to serve the needs of all conference delegates. For example, we aim to include sessions on promoting progress in all aspects of pupils’ learning of languages, ensuring progression in curriculum planning, sustaining progress in curriculum leadership and celebrating progress in building a culture of language learning in a school.

Anna Lise Gordon, ALL President (2016-2018)

Programme Published

We are very pleased to announce the programme for Language World 2017 has now been published! With an exciting range of speakers and poster presenters the event promises to be both interesting and informative.

Please click here to view the full event programme.

Limited Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities Remaining

We are very pleased to offer a range of Language World 2017 Sponsorship & Exhibition packages.

The full details of all the available packages can be found in the Sponsorship & Exhibition Information Pack. If this is of interest to you or discuss further please contact us on 01332 224504 or complete and return the Sponsorship & Exhibition Application Form to alk-oe.oul@cjnsc.k and we will confirm your booking.

Language World 2016 delegates said:

"As always, it has been an inspiring, invigorating, and fun couple of days. I have learnt so much, come away with lots of ideas to implement and talked to so many lovely people! It is definitely the best CPD around and great value for money."

"Language world is like the Disneyland for Languages Teachers! Merci, Grazie, Gracias, Danke!"

"Excellent variety of speakers, resources and ideas. Many opportunities to network and meet other teachers and professionals. Positive atmosphere and professional discussions."

Delegate Bookings for Language World 2017 are now open!

Simply follow the 'click here to book your place' button below.

When booking your place please select the workshops/major talks you would like to attend from the options on the booking form, details on these can be found in the Conference Programme below.

Please note, this event is credit/debit card payment only at the time of booking, in certain circumstances we may be able to accept bookings with invoice requests. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224504.

Please Note

Delegates may only book member rates if they are already a member of ALL (this includes Individual, Concession, Student and Group delegate packages). Please ensure you have an ALL membership first before booking, to avoid subsequent challenge or embarrassment. Thank you for your consideration and for booking to attend the languages CPD event of the year.


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


Speakers and Facilitators


Bill Watkin, Chief Executive of Sixth Form Colleges Assoc.

Bill enjoyed a long career in secondary schools, during which he also developed an outreach role as a consultant on curriculum design, vertical structures, student behaviour, 14-19 provision and data analysis.

For the last ten years, Bill was a Director at SSAT, leading its work on the academies programmes, engaging with academy leaders, sponsors, providers and operators, identifying and brokering the support to meet their individual and collective needs, including through significant DfE contracts.

More recently, Bill has been occupied with policy initiatives and developments, considering their implications for schools, particularly in the context of curriculum, assessments, qualifications and accountability.

In 2016, Bill took up the position of Chief Executive of the Sixth Form Colleges Association.

Bill has published a French text book and a number of titles about big issues in education. Bill also sits on a number of boards, including two Multi Academy Trusts, and the DfE Capital Consultative Forum and the EFA Learner Support Consultative Forum.


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