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Language World 2020: ALL Working Together

Friday 13 - Saturday 14 March 2020 at Renaissance Manchester City Centre

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!

Conference Programme

We are pleased to announce the Language World 2020 programme has now been published!

With a wide and exciting range of themes, topics and speakers you can expect a rewarding and informative experience.

Download the progamme here.

Keynote Speakers

We are excited to announce our Keynote Speakers:

Modern Languages and Student Mentoring: Digital Innovation and Raising Motivation for Languages in England and Wales
Prof Claire Gorrara & Lucy Jenkins, Cardiff University

Prof Neil Kenny, The British Academy

Charlotte Ryland, Stephen Spender Trust

Michael Wardle, Ofsted

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

We are very pleased to offer an exciting range of Sponsorship & Exhibition packages available for Language World 2020!.

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.

Elapse Delegate Bursary


As part of the dissemination of our ELAPSE project, we are offering up to 25 bursaries of £100 each towards the cost of attending Language World in Manchester on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 March 2020.

The criteria are:

  • Attending both days of Language World

  • Be a Individual Full or Group Member of ALL

  • Attend the ELAPSE meeting throughout the Conference

  • Disseminate the information received to colleagues and fellow members
  • *The bursaries are not available to Student or retired members or conference talks / workshop leaders.

    To apply for a bursary please complete this form and email it to alk-oe.oul@cjnsc.k.

    Deadline for submitting bursary applications is 13.00 on Friday 7 February 2020.

    Notification of outcome will be sent to all applicants by Friday 14 February 2020.

    Registration fees can be found on the event booking page. 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


    Prof Claire Gorrara

    Claire Gorrara is Dean of Research Environment and Culture at Cardiff University and Professor of French. She is the academic lead for the MFL Mentoring Programme in Wales and the Language Horizons Programme in England. She researches in the areas of multilingualism and curriculum development, most recently, ‘Multilingual Perspectives: Preparing for Language Learning in the New Curriculum for Wales’, forthcoming in The Curriculum Journal (2020) with L. Jenkins, E. Jepson and T. Llewelyn Machin.

    Lucy Jenkins

    Lucy is the National Coordinator for the MFL Student Mentoring Project, based at Cardiff University, and has recently taken on the role of Project Manager for Language Horizons, a DfE funded digital mentoring project for languages. In the 18 months Lucy has also acted as a research assistant on an AHRC Open World Research Initiative project. Lucy is developing her expertise in pedagogical approaches to language learning both at a research and practical level. Currently working with particular interest on the interface between mentoring, learner motivation and online technology, Lucy has been instrumental in developing Language Horizons, and is looking to advance her work on engagement factors impacting upon uptake of MFLs as well as pedagogical approaches to teaching languages. Lucy has published on the work of the MFL Student Mentoring in a variety of forums.


    Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel

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