The June Event 2009
Click here to see the programme and
joining instructions given before the event.
The ALL London
There was another great turn-out for our June Event this year.
As a bunch of volunteers organising events on behalf of London ALL members in
our spare time we are delighted that people trust us enough to (a) let us
use their premises (b) turn up to our events, and we're especially pleased that
others are keen to join as ALL members and committee members.
We'll use this page to record our thanks, our notes &
links, and our photos. We've also included some
extracts of feedback we received.
As ever, if anyone is featured and would prefer not to be
there, just let Helen know and
she'll edit the page accordingly, no questions asked!
So many people to thank .. we're bound to miss some people out, so please email
us if we have and we can add them!
THE FRENCH INSTITUTE
|Michel Monsauret and Vincent Gleizes of the French Institute - for
providing the venue free of charge, being the perfect hosts, and sharing
their enthusiasm and excellent links to resources.|
|Vincent Roussel and his
catering team for providing coffee and lunch
bags (+ lovely chocs for the exhausted committee
at the end!)|
|Danièle's special friend, the institute's IT technician, who sorted out
our IT needs.|
|The institute's caretaker who let us in very early in the morning to set
things up and carted around tables and chairs fro us.|
|The institute's staff who made photocopies and found parcels for us.|
Stéphane Derône of Linguascope (and his newly appointed member of staff Mr
Hughes!) organised the sponsorship. Many thanks to the sponsors who paid
for our coffees:
OUR SPEAKERS AND SESSION HOSTS
|James Stubbs kicked off the morning
with an amazing session full of fantastic ideas, humour and song. We
were especially honoured to have a session created especially for us!|
|Judith O'Hare rounded off the
day with an very thorough session on issues associated with assessments - a
topic which we had not covered before. Also many thanks for
hosting a KS4 session at short notice and right before her plenary.|
|Alex Blagona single-handedly hosted an
ICT extravaganza session, giving lots of ideas and managing to involve
everyone else and their ideas|
|Liz Fotheringham hosted the KS3
session .. an extremely very popular session with people packed in (.. a
pity that the sliding door had been closed so some went away .. but we
solved it for the end of the session!)|
|Jennie Clarke 's primary session
attracted many people, a testament to the great interest in developing
|Helen Shaw and Peta
Bowker hosted the Adult Ed session - well summarised
by Lorraine(see below).|
|Sharon Mangion and Nathan
Jenkins gave a chance for students to have a get together before
they are launched into the world of full time teaching!|
|Nick Mair led an AS/A2 session as
people prepare for the new A2 year. (Wot, no photo?!)|
|Jen Sutton did an all-singing
all-dancing session, persuading others to join in!|
One of the most popular parts of an event is the chance to chat to each
other, make new friends, catch up with old friends, put faces to names ... and
this was no exception. Thanks to all who came for being so friendly and so
willing to contribute. (Helen sorry she missed Prim's star turn of the preposition
We'll use this section to post links to notes made during the day.
Thanks to committee members who took on the task of doing this.
French Institute recommendations from Vincent Gleizes ..
- a fantastic video archive (free in Mode découverte)
Univerciné). A website from which you can download over 100 full
length feature films and show them in school legally: Univerciné. Get a
free account number by contacting Marie
Bonnel, the audio-visual attaché
A website which features a full art collection. (Helen's lost the website
address - help please!!)
Adult Ed ('After Eight') session.
Notes from Lorraine here.
(Thanks Lorraine - first one to do the homework!)
Link to Alex Blagona's blog here.
Go to his posting for Sunday June 14th 2009 which features his beautifully
crafted presentations and a list of others' suggestions. Jen is also
providing a list.
Judith mentioned a resource to help with transition. Here's her message
(sent the very evening of the talk!) The link to the DCSF
"Bridging" docs I referred to in the workshop is below. Whilst a
little old now it does contain some quite interesting suggestions for projects
in KS4 which may have been before their time in the production. DCSF Curriculum
and Standards Bridging Plans from KS3 - KS4 MFL subject leaders Status:
Recommended Date of issue: 03-2005 Ref: DfES 0115-2005 G A reference to this can
be found on the following link:
encouraged us to take part in the mini books project:
|The Mini books project I was
trying to advertise for Jane Breen from King Edward VI Grammar School in Chelmsford
is as follows and thank you for letting me advertise it. I wonder if you
could include the following on your all-london page when you update it.
Last year our strategic network under the leadership of Jane Breen took on
a project to make mini books to display in our local library for the
European Day of Languages. School made books from one sheet of A4 on a
variety of different topics. The purpose was to promote reading and
writing skills and to increase motivation amongst pupils, whilst also
increasing the awareness of language learning amongst the general public.
The project went on to win a European Award for Languages and Jane is now
looking to promote the project world wide. The aim is to make 100,000 mini
books by this year's European day of Languages, September 26th 2009. A
summary of the project and for further information on how to make the
books log on to
and follow the World Mini Books Project link
on how to make them.
LINKS into Languages
We distributed invitations from LINKS
Thanks to Mrs ICT, aka Danièle Reed, who contributes this photo record of
the day ... (followed by a few from Helen too!)
Thanks to everyone for all the constructive feedback and ideas for next
time, regarding format ((e.g. longer between sessions, slightly longer
specialised sessions) and content (topics suggested: new GCSE, CLIL, new A2,
grammar, voice training, more songs, assessing writing skills, motivating Y9,
transition KS4 - 6th, more time for NQT help, mixed ability, engagement through
cognitive activities, G&T, A level cultural topics, creativity in language
learning, hands-on ICT.) We'll see what we can do!
Finally, we can't resist sharing extracts from some of the lovely
general comments people made about the day. ...
thanks to you and to the Committee for all your hard work to make today’s
event such a success.[ .....] I felt that my school had had
amazing value for my £10: I came away with my head absolutely buzzing.
must have worked really hard indeed to organise such an excellent event
and one which I will treasure since I learned such a lot as well as
gaining considerably from attending.
was great seeing so many people!
am adding my thanks and congratulations for yet again another successful
had a lovely day! I have missed the last 2 for various reasons, so had
really looked forward to today. Some of those people are just
inspirational [.....]... I have come away with so many good ideas.
- very interesting day!
was an excellent venue
ideas and speakers...
presentations and useful
you. Great turn out..