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ALL June Event 2011

Many thanks to so many people who made ALL London’s June Event 2011 such a good day: 

the French Institute (especially Vincent Gleizes) who provided an elegant, comfortable and spacious venue, and smiling, helpful support from the technical and catering team 
the fantastic speakers who really really inspired us (Rachel Hawkes and Neil Jones) 
the generous sponsors who paid for our refreshments (The French Institute, Sanako, and Vocab Express)
the cultural and training exhibitors who gave us ideas and freebies (Spanish Institute, European Commission, Network for Languages London) 
and, of-course thanks to the many people (-I counted over 80 at the frst session!) who attended and created such a lively and friendly atmosphere.  It was so lovely to see such a wide range of people from all sectors of the language teaching world, and in particular we were delighted to welcome so many student teachers.  (St Mary’s College especially well represented this year!)


Thanks as well to the committee who give up time throughout the year to plan events, and who turn up early and stay on late to adopt the venue, welcome people, and generally organise things! 


The key ‘links’ for the day are as follows (and please let me know of any I miss …)

Some photos from the day from me (and please do tell me if you want any removed / edited – no explanations needed!!) :
Rachel Hawkes’ site for her presentation:
Neil Jones’ site:
ALL Language World 2011 application form:
Our Adobe Connect room which we will be ‘testing’ on Sunday 12th June 2011 at 4 pm: and using on Saturday 25th June 2011 for our first official ‘webinar get together’ withj our first official ‘guest presenter’ John Connor
The yahoo group we use as our principle channel of communication (moderated by ALL members)
The website on which we have already started to collect ideas for films:

Later, I shall add links to the films we watched and the ideas given.


Fri & Sat 8th & 9th July 2011 – Language World, Imperial College London
Sat 15th October 2011 – ALL London Social following the London Language Show – Venue tbc [would welcome any suggestions!]
Saturday 21st January 2012 – ALL London January Event (The French Institute)
Saturday 16th June 2012 – ALL London June Event

 As this is a ‘blog’ (while we re-do the website – and thanks Nathan Jones who has offered help on this!), rather than add a lot of detail myself, I’ll invite you to share any positive things you took away from this day for the benefit of those who could not come!

Looking forward already to the next chance to meet and really hoping that as many of you as possible can come along to Language World, especially as it is in London!

Helen Myers, Chair ALL London.

Extracts of some feedback we have had already:

‘Just love the fact that the sessions are *so* full of ideas!!’
‘Rachel Hawkes, brilliant and inspirational!’
‘The networking opportunities are excellent at these events – thank you! . I always feel  ‘refreshed’ after events like this’
Neil Jones – amazing resources for intercultural understanding


Joining information




You are invited to

The ALL London June Event

Saturday June 11th 2011, 9.30 until whenever you like!

to be held at

The French Institute
17 Queensberry Place,LONDONSW7 2DT, Tel: 020 7073 1350

Tube:South Kensington(District, Circle & Piccadilly Line) – approx 5 minute walk; Buses: 14, 414, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, C1


Provisional Outline Programme

9.30 Registration& tea/coffee and biscuits – the committee will be there to welcome you!Exhibition opens (Our corporate sponsors have contributed to the cost of this event – thank you!) 
10.00 Plenary–Helen Myers, Chair of ALL London. Welcome & Introductions & invitation to future ‘webinars’ in our dedicated Adobe room Laurent Batut & Vincent Gleizes (our generous hosts) incl info on Le Ciné Lumière 
10.20- 11.10 ‘A medley of memorable materials’ Rachel Hawkes, ALL network coordinator for South Cambridgeshire and Assistant Head, Comberton College shares a selection of materials that engage language learners of all ages and abilities underpinned by the extensive research she has conducted into why they work! People ALWAYS want to hear more from Rachel and she likes coming to our events .. so here she is! 
11.10 -onwards EXHIBITION + comfort break / top-up of coffee / chance to ‘network’ / view info sent from corporate members including CILT. 
11.40-12.30 ‘From pets to controlled assessments – contextualised learning and raising levels of attainment’Neil Jones, Assistant Head at Sir John Cass’s Foundation and Red Coat Following the Ofsted report on MFL highlighting the need for greater levels of intercultural understanding in language lessons, this session will highlight a range of ideas on how to develop students’ speaking, listening, writing, knowledge about language, language learning strategies and cultural awareness. We’re DELIGHTED to welcome Neil back –he bound to inspire us! 
12.35 – 12.55 Films in the Classroom– Mark Reid, Head of Education, British Film Institute, reminds us about some great ideas for using film to bring ‘the authentic’ into the classroom of all age groups. We can then put these into practice during the afternoon matinée! 
1.00 – EXHIBITION + BUFFET LUNCH – more chances to ‘network’! 
1.45 – anytime Shorts for the classroom – After an introduction from our hosts we will relax in the beautifully comfortable Ciné Lumière and enjoy some specially selected ‘short films’ (incl Ciné-minis). In between each film there will be a ‘short brainstorm’ to collect ideas for exploitation – all ideas will be collated and we can continue the discussion via mflresources forum and our webinar room. Stay for as short/long as you like! 
& next? Why not take advantage of this venue to visit the Science / Victoria and Albert museums, or engage in some retail therapy in Kensington? [Your family could go to the Trooping of the Colour during the morning.] 

Then let’s come back to the Institute for a great film in the evening! 

See website for details nearer the time:

Refreshments throughout the day generously provided by The French Institute and our ALL Corporate Sponsors



Please send in the application form below along with payment by Friday 3rd June 2011 to secure you a definite place and a free lunch token.

You can turn up on the day, but we prefer to know in advance if at all possible to help with catering. It it is ESSENTIAL to PAY in advance if you would like a free buffet lunch.

PLEASE NOTE: To cut down costs and administration time, (as ALL London is run by volunteers) we won’t send confirmation unless you particularly ask for it… assume you have a place if you have paid unless you hear otherwise! If you need any more information please ask. Thanks.

Application Form

To: Mrs Sarah Bowley, The Ashcombe School,Ashcombe Road,SurreyRH4 1LY

OR, if no time to send form, email info to her: [email protected]

LondonALL June Event; Saturday 11th June 2011, The French Institute 
Work Telephone Number 
Home Address 
Home Telephone Number 
How did you hear about this event? 

£25 – non-members, (why not join on the day and get £15 refunded?!) £15 – group members,

£10 – members, associate members & students £5 – student associate members (NB ALL offers Students and NQTs Associate Membership -Fill in the online form here: );

Lunch MUST be booked in advance and will only be provided free if payment for the event has been made by 3rd June. Those who do not book in advance will be able to buy food in the Bistro.

I enclose cheque (payable to ALL-LRB) to the value of £__________ as payment for (No.)_________ persons as listed below (BLOCK CAPITALS please):

Name _______________________________student/Associate/Member/Group / Non-Member / with lunch /no lunch

Name _______________________________ student Associate/Member/Group / Non-Member / with lunch /no lunch

Name _______________________________ student Associate/Member/Group / Non-Member / with lunch /no lunch

Name _______________________________student/Associate/Member/Group / Non-Member / with lunch /no lunch

Please note that we deliberately keep down the cost of courses by subsidising them from ALL funds: we feel that members ought to receive value for the money paid in subscription fees to the Association. Fees charged do not, in any way, reflect the quality of courses offered! NQTs and PGCE students: Consider joining to save your pennies (& pounds) / euros (?) later!

Travel directions web link:

The ALL London June Event 

June 11th 2011 9.30 onwards

The French Institute, London 
17Queensberry Place,LONDONSW7 2DT, 

Tel: 020 7073 1350


We would advise you not to come by private car: parking spaces are scarce and expensive in this area ofLondon.

Public transport:
Tube:South Kensington (District, Circle & Piccadilly Line) – approx 5 minute walk;

Buses: 14, 414, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, C1

Number 17 shown below: NB South Kensington has several exits.