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Association for Language Learning (and NE Branch)

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Association for Language Learning (and NE Branch)

The Association for Language Learning (ALL) is an independent registered charity (registered charity number 1001826) and is the UK's major subject association for those involved in the teaching foreign languages at all levels.

ALL is  the major subject association for those involved in teaching modern foreign languages at all levels. We exist to represent and support language teachers and are committed to their ongoing professional development.  We work to support our members, providing them with opportunities to access local, regional and national training and networking events, as well as providing them with practitioner-focused and research-based publications in hard copy and online.

ALL aims:

  • to encourage an understanding of the importance of languages at all levels in our society
  • to promote the development of language policies which reflect the linguistic diversity and the language needs of the country and its population
  • to advance public understanding of language learning and the techniques and approaches for successful language teaching
  • to promote improved standards of language teaching

ALL actively promotes the teaching and learning of foreign languages by:

  • providing information and publications
  • organising professional development activities
  • acting as a public voice on behalf of members.

ALL provides members with a languages focused news digest once a week in the form of an e-bulletin, ALLNet, which brings all the latest information, news, events, competitions occurring in the languages sector through ALL directly, or via our diverse range of corporate members and partner organisations.  As we are funded largely through membership subscriptions, these enable us to represent the views of language teachers and also support us to work collaboratively with a range of national and international organisations with similar aims, on languages initiatives, policy and projects for members and non-members alike.

Our members are language teachers in all sectors, as well as other professionals working in the languages education sector.

Together we are stronger, so if you are not already a member, please join us and lend your voice to ours.

Please click here to download a pdf detailing our Strategic Vision for 2020.

ALL North East Branch

Sue Balmer, Steven Fawkes, Rosemary Hicks, Nathalie Paris, Rene Koglbauer and Jim McElwee organise events for the North East Branch, usually based in Newcastle, in collaboration with Network for Languages.  To get in touch with this group, contact Steven Fawkes.

The ALL North East Branch works with and supports the ALL South Tyneside Network and the ALL Primary Hubs in the North East, which also organise events (Newcastle, Gosforth, Gateshead and Consett, Throckley, Sunderland).

ALL members in the North East hear about news, competitions and events through email updates which are sent to ALL members only. Become a member of ALL today to join your professional community in the North East and stay in the loop about these opportunities.

Newcastle City of Languages

ALL North East is supporting the development of Newcastle City of Languages as part of the Our Newcastle Our World international city plan.  This is a partnership initiative to promote language learning in the city.  It is being developed by International Newcastle and citywide partners, in collaboration with British Council and national cultural institutions, such as Institut français, Goethe Institute, Spanish Embassy Education Department and Qatar Foundation.