Exploring language learning futures for young people in schools

Microsoft Teams online event
Wednesday 22nd November 2023 (16:30-18:00)

To book your place, please email our schools partnership team with your full name and school name by Thursday 16 November.

A booking confirmation will be emailed to you and you will be added as a guest to the Language Education Research Group Microsoft Team, managed by colleagues from the University of Nottingham, from which you will be able to join the meeting and find accompanying documents and resources.

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A Languages Education Research Group event

As part of our commitment to our partnership schools, we are inviting secondary and primary modern languages mentors, other ML colleagues, ECTs, current trainees and colleagues with an interest in languages to attend our professional development and research meetings.

Each meeting will address a current theme in the field of languages education and will offer a stimulating range of inputs, discussions and an opportunity for the sharing of good practice and innovative thinking from members of our thriving languages community.

For our next meeting we will be joined by Dr Judith Rifeser who will share a brief insight into the work of the newly established National Consortium for Languages Education (NCLE) which is comprised of the Institute of Education, the Goethe Institut London and the British Council. It aims to build capacity in languages across the regions, developing and supporting a collaborative network of lead language hubs and their partners to strengthen system-led leadership in languages across England and improve the learning opportunities and outcomes for all pupils. To fulfil this potential, the value of all our languages must be leveraged. Let us explore together in this session the vision that languages and intercultural agility can help to foster universal understanding and contribute to building a peaceful and harmonious world future.

Judith is a languages teacher – researcher – filmmaker. She has just been appointed as Head of Language Learning Futures and Lecturer at the Institute of Education (IOE), UCL, supporting NCLE. She is one of the Co-Directors of the Critical Connections: Multilingual Digital Storytelling project where she shares her passion for the use of film(making) to give voice to learners’ diverse, embodied experiences with teachers from around the world. She was previously a languages teacher trainer and lecturer at Goldsmiths. She is a long-standing volunteer at the Association for Language Learning (ALL) and is President-elect. Judith is currently trying to use what she knows to raise her Labrador Retriever Darwin bilingually.

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