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Transition in Languages – Conference Tuesday 3rd July 2012

Transition in Languages

Learning without hesitation, deviation or repetition

With Languages in the curriculum in a state of flux, and uncertainty about the future level of statutory provision in schools, the issues around transition have never been more important.

Schools face the challenge of students with a plethora of different language learning backgrounds at various stages of their education. If this challenge is not adequately addressed, learners risk a disjointed and potentially demotivating language learning experience; the effects of which become glaringly apparent in higher education across the UK.

This informative and timely full day conference will look at the policy context as well as offering practical solutions and transferable strategies from acclaimed thinkers and leading professionals in the field of Modern Languages. It will touch on lifelong learning, CLIL and mixed ability language class strategies and will be equally valuable to practitioners as it will be to those working in an advisory or consultative capacity..

The day will feature a number of plenary sessions, as well as 3 workshop strands focussing on the key transitions from primary, through secondary and into higher education

Date: Tuesday 3rd July 2012

Venue:Aston Business School Aston University Birmingham, B4 7ET

Programme Highlights

  • keynote plenary sessions
  • workshop strands with leading thinkers and nationally acclaimed practitioners

Speakers include: – Dr Lid King – Dr Terry Lamb – Prof Pam Moores – Sue Kirkham – Martine Pillette – Lesley Hagger-Vaughan – Judith Woodfield – Liz Black – Rene Koglbauer – Ana Neofitou

Price: £125, or £95 for registration before 31 May 2012

For full information on the programme, speakers, online registration and payment please go to

For information on exhibiting at the conference please contact Mick

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ABRIR participa do Primeiro Encontro Mundial do Ensino de Português

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Learning Unlimited Summer 2012 Courses

Learning Unlimited is very pleased to offer the following CPD sessions for the summer term 2012. Courses are open to all and are particularly relevant to teachers and trainers of adults in further education and community learning settings.

Getting the teacher into trouble:

improvisation, creativity and all that jazz

When: 3.30pm-6pm, Friday, 18th May 2012

Where: at The Learning Trust, Hackney

Cost: £65 per person

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Learning Unlimited first annual seminar

When: 5.30pm-8pm, Friday, 25th May 2012.

Where: at Etc Venues, Avonmouth Street, London SE1 6NX

Join us for an evening of thought-provoking ideas, lively discussion, networking, meeting old friends and celebration.

Cost: FREE event – just register online at

Learning styles: materials making workshops

When: 10am-4pm, Wednesday,30th May 2012.

Where: at the Institute of Education, London WC1H

A practical materials development CPD event with a particular focus on developing kinaesthetic and tactile activities.

Cost: £99.95 per person

For more information on any of the courses or events, please contact Ian Foster on 020 7911 5567 or email