ALL Consultation 2010: Let’s speak out about languages!
During a week in September 2010 the Association carried out a wide-ranging consultation exercise with its members requesting their feedback on the current state of language teaching in the UK, on government policy for languages and its implementation in schools and other educational institutions, and on the public perception of language learning. Over seven days responses poured in from individual members and from regional networks of ALL following specially convened meetings of members. There were replies from every educational sector from primary schools to universities, from independent as well as State schools, and from every area of the country, from Berwick-on-Tweed to Maidstone, Liverpool to Norwich.
ALL has now produced a summative report of the main points emerging from this exercise. It offers a frank, up-to-the-minute snapshot of language learning and teaching in the UK as seen by professionals involved in it ‘on the ground’ and presents their positive suggestions about the way forward for better languages education in our country.
The full report of this consultation is available below.
The Association for Language Learning is the major subject association for teachers of languages and language professionals in the UK. Its patron is Professor David Crystal and it has some 5000 individual, group and corporate members.