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Language World 2018

Friday 23 - Saturday 24 March 2018 at Jurys Inn Hinckley Island

Following the success of Language World 2017 we are pleased to announce the dates of Language World 2018!

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!

Keynote Speaker - Mary Glasgow Plenary Lecture

Language Futures and the future of language learning: lessons for the mainstream languages classroom and beyond
Dr Rachel Hawkes, Director of International Education and Research, CAM Academy Trust

Successful language learning requires positive motivation, sustained effort and, above all, time. It needs enthusiastic, resourceful teachers and resilient, independent learners who embrace challenge. There is no perfect recipe and one size will never fit all because the process is dynamic, in constant flux and relies on interpersonal relationships.

This seminar explores the findings of a two-year research study looking at Language Futures, an innovative approach to language learning. The findings have implications for the mainstream languages classroom, for all of us as language teachers. In particular, we examine crucial messages about choice and motivation, student autonomy, project-based learning, and the all-important learning beyond the classroom.

Programme Published

We are very pleased to announce the programme for Language World 2018 has now been published! With an exciting range of speakers the event promises to be both interesting and informative.

Please click here to view the full event programme.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

We are very pleased to offer an exciting range of Sponsorship & Exhibition packages available for Language World 2018.

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 2017 delegates most enjoyed:

"A quite superb, informative, fabulously inspirational Conference. Merci à tous!"

“Exhibition, primary workshops, show and tell, networking, new ideas and resources to take home”

“Discussing with colleagues, meeting other people, making connections, seeing my language friends, amount of information, practical ideas to apply. EVERYTHING!”

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for Language World 2018 closed on Monday 30 October.

Delegate Registration

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.

Please note, this event is now credit/debit card payment only at the time of booking. If you need an invoice, please submit your booking form and contact us.

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

Please note, all accommodation is subject to availability and is not guaranteed by completing the booking form. Your booking is not confirmed until a member of the team has been in touch.


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


Speakers and Facilitators

Dr Rachel Hawkes

Keynote Speaker
A languages teacher since 1994, Rachel has enjoyed teaching German, Spanish and French across the age and ability range in secondary schools and Spanish at KS2 in local feeder primary schools. Following her first Head of Languages position in 1999, she has returned to the role several times over the past ten years.

Co-author of several textbooks, including the new Pearson textbook for GCSE Spanish (¡Viva!) and the KS3 Stimmt! course for German, Rachel has both MEd and PhD from Cambridge University, focusing on teacher and learner interaction in the secondary languages classroom.

An SLE (Specialist Leader in Education) for languages and former President of the Association for Language Learning, Rachel has been involved in languages teacher professional development since 2003, and delivers training across the UK and internationally.

Rachel currently works across the four secondary and four primary schools in the CAM Academy Trust, leading on languages international education and research. In addition, she has recently been the lead researcher on behalf of ALL for the Language Futures project, an innovative and engaging approach to autonomous learning.


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