Launching ELAPSE:Embedding Languages Across Primary and Secondary Education

12th November 2020


This webinar was hosted on behalf of ALL by its London branch, is open to all.

Join us for the official ALL launch of our free MFL resources in French, German, Spanish and English for Primary, KS3 and EAL classrooms .

During the webinar, we will look at the  support on the ELAPSE website on how to use these resources and develop your own lessons.

ELAPSE is an Erasmus+ project in which ALL is a partner.  See the ALL website for more background information.

We are delighted to extend a warm welcome to our partners from the ELAPSE group and look forward to meeting them again online!


Don’t forget to join ALL or renew your membership to ensure you have access to all the great member benefits!

Class photo!


Chat log


00:39:40 Elisabetta: Hello! Nice to meet all you and thank you for the opportunity!
00:40:13 Louise Whyte: hi everyone
00:40:15 Helen Myers: Bonsoir Richard!
00:40:26 Steven Fawkes: Hello Louise
00:40:54 Louise Whyte: hi Steven glad to make it along 🙂
00:41:02 Nabila Dah: Hello everyone!
00:41:20 Fatima Khaled: Hi, Fatima from London
00:41:49 Steven Fawkes: HelloFatima
00:42:36 Ronald Kemsies:
00:43:24 Suzi Bewell: Good evening all.
00:43:47 Steven Fawkes: Hi Suzi
00:44:07 Isabelle Jones: good evening
00:44:08 Elisabetta: I’m a CLIL teacher in Italy and I’m finishing in ten days my phd on Techno-CLIL in Tarragona University. Great to be here!
00:44:10 Suzi Bewell: Bonsoir !
00:44:11 Crista Hazell (ALL): Good Evening again everyone, thank you for coming along this evening to share the #ELAPSE launch with us all. It is a joy to have you all with us.
00:44:12 Fatima Khaled: Hi Steven
00:45:04 Suzi Bewell: I heard Richard talk about ELAPSE a few years ago at Languages Show and it is great to hear how far things have advanced since then. Chapeau to all of the partners.
00:45:04 Maria Jose: Ola desde CAFI (Santiago de Compostela)
00:45:25 Steven Fawkes: Hello Maria Jose
00:45:56 Crista Hazell (ALL): Bonsoir, Buenas noches, Guten Abend and good evening everyone. If you have any questions please do write them in the chat with a Q at the start so Jane and I can easily locate them.
00:45:58 Montserrat Padrón: Hi!
00:46:49 Suzi Bewell: Culture yay!
00:46:59 Montserrat Padrón: I’m Montserrat Padrón, a CLIL teacher in CIFP A Farixa Ourense. Nice to meet you all
00:47:12 Steven Fawkes: Welcome Montserrat
00:48:03 Helen Myers: floatability of fruit .. what a lovely phrase
00:48:19 Florence Barats: Bonsoir. Major technical issue here for me. Might have to leave at any moment sorry!
00:48:45 Helen Myers: Poor Florence!
00:48:59 Jesús Manuel Hernández González: Hello everyone
00:49:01 Suzi Bewell: Such excitement from learners – how lovely!
00:49:20 Louise Whyte: Pupils are loving it 🙂 looks great. They looked very engaged
00:49:22 Helen Myers: Yes Suzi – brilliant!
00:51:55 Steven Fawkes: With no safety belt!
00:52:15 Montserrat Padrón: they are at home
00:52:26 Helen Myers: Great standard of English
00:52:31 Steven Fawkes: They are soooo good looking:)
00:52:42 Becky Price : high level of fluency
00:53:07 Steven Fawkes: Hello Jesus!
00:53:07 Chris Jadav: confidence
00:53:16 Louise Whyte: Level of English is great – such confidence. how old are they?
00:53:16 Fatima Khaled: different ages
00:53:18 Darnelle Constant-Shepherd: fluency and articulation brilliant!
00:53:20 Jesús Manuel Hernández González: Hi Steven
00:53:24 Steven Fawkes: Nice to see you Chris
00:53:24 Louise Whyte: sorry maybe I missed
00:53:32 Helen Myers: Yes Montserrat – you get to see the inside of people’s houses this way!
00:54:21 Anne-Marie McQuillin: even the younger ones were very impressive and COMPETENT
00:54:47 Montserrat Padrón: and they express their appreciation of the language!
00:54:47 Laurence Gillham: Q – how many hours of ClIL learning are they doing weekly?
00:55:10 Suzi Bewell: The teacher enthusiasm has a huge effect on learners
00:55:34 Steven Fawkes: In Spain they get a lot of English time, I think
00:55:50 Carlota Camara: yes they do
00:57:01 Carlota Camara: As English teacher and class teacher in Spain and now Spanish teacher in Primary here, it is a massive different
00:57:37 Carlota Camara: That´s why embedding languages help to increase the comunication opportunities
00:58:09 Jesús Manuel Hernández González: In the Canary Island pupils have 3 or 4 sessions of English a week + 1 to 6 hours of CLIL a week, depending on the CLIL subjects involved
00:58:16 Darnelle Constant-Shepherd: Expressive Arts! My!
00:59:15 Suzi Bewell: Can’t wait to share with my department
00:59:52 Darnelle Constant-Shepherd: Me too Suzi1 sharing with my students.
01:01:00 Louise Whyte: Q I imagine the resources been piloted in a UK school? What stage? Would love to look and discuss these as part of the transition work with primary colleagues to support pupil motivation and interest in Spanish and French.
01:01:15 Janet Clarke: Wow! I am so excited, had to teach about the rainforest a couple of years ago across the school and it was difficult to find the resources.
01:01:34 Helen Myers:
01:03:07 Carlota Camara: WOW this is AMAZING
01:03:19 Jesús Manuel Hernández González: Great resources! Congratulations!
01:03:33 Laurence Gillham: Agreed, it looks really exciting! The cross curricular impact is amazing! Just this morning, our RS teacher came to find us to say how we could do a cross curricular day on interfaith. I am definitely going to look closely at the projects!
01:03:37 Carlota Camara: My headteacher Will love to put in practice this in some other subjects!
01:03:45 Rosa Gonzales S.: That sounds very interesting
01:04:15 Fatima Khaled: having a lesson plan is an amazing scaffolding step. it would really help.
01:05:04 Lindsay Allen: Brilliant! IDL is the way to go. I’ve made it my life’s work and this is fantastic, just what we need😁
01:05:06 Chris Jadav: Do we know if we can use these easily on Googleclassroom?
01:05:08 Darnelle Constant-Shepherd: this is really high quality resources.
01:05:21 Chris Jadav: sometimes pp lose some features as they convert
01:05:33 Chris Jadav: They look fabulous
01:06:09 Becky Price : Is there an overall structure linking and developing the grammar across the individual lesson packs or are they all one offs?
01:06:30 Becky Price : Q Is there an overall structure linking and developing the grammar across the individual lesson packs or are they all one offs?
01:06:44 Steven Fawkes: They are separate
01:11:10 Helen Myers: Isn’t it lovely to hear Christine’s French?
01:11:28 Becky Price : Q What is the range of predicted lesson length? I saw one 45 minutes, another 120….
01:12:20 Janet Clarke: Our Year 2/3 children have just completed this as an art project, this would have been amazing to link with my French lessons in class – fantastic cross curricular for Primary children.
01:12:26 Chris Jadav: wonderful that while we can’t go to Montpellier or anywhere else very far, Christine is right in the room
01:12:39 Diana Pastoriza: It’s great to hear that, Janet!
01:12:45 Carlota Camara: lovely!
01:12:59 Helen Myers: Yes Chris!
01:13:09 Anne-Marie McQuillin: Can’t wait to try that lesson!
01:13:12 Becky Price : Lovely to see confident art production.
01:14:47 Suzi Bewell: When pupils see a purpose to the learning, engagement is a natural side effect
01:18:25 Saleta – CAFI (Santiago de Compostela, Spain): totally agree Suzi
01:18:49 Fatima Khaled: thank you Steven. very useful informations .
01:19:02 Nabila Dah: Wow that’s awesome!
01:19:09 Steven Fawkes: Ron IS from Vienna !
01:19:13 Jesús Manuel Hernández González: Thanks Steven
01:19:24 Helen Myers: Unbelievable, Steven!
01:19:26 Steven Fawkes: And he IS Austrian 🙂
01:19:38 Becky Price : Q I think it all looks great and right up my street and SLT at the Primary where I teach. I have free rein, but if I proposed to do only this sort of teaching every week for 1 hour, all year, in Year 5 and 6, what would be your opinion/comment?
01:20:28 Tracy Williams: Q How much support would non specialist primary teachers need to be able to deliver these lessons?
01:25:52 Crista Hazell (ALL): Thank you all for your questions, I have these ready to ask when the presentation is over.
01:28:04 Becky Price : Q Did the pilot lessons take place in both CLIL and non CLIL schools? What differences were noted, if any, in pupil reception/engagement to resources and performance?
01:28:26 Crista Hazell (ALL): Remember you can see all of this right now in the website: The videos, text and resources, Good Practice Guide and interviews. It is free and will always be free so please do use it, share it with your colleagues, PLNs and #mfltwitterati friends too.
01:28:42 Chris Jadav: Have any of the experienced practitioners got advice on how to implement during these Covid times when we can do less pair/ group work?
01:28:54 Kerstin Zindler: Becky, my PE lessons where done in a normal non CLIL school in England
01:28:57 Chris Jadav: Asking because it would be great to make this work.
01:30:03 Becky Price : Thanks Kerstin.
01:30:53 Carlota Camara: Yes I do
01:31:41 Nabila Dah: Thank you 🙏
01:31:55 Fatima Khaled: thank you, this amazing,
01:32:14 Darnelle Constant-Shepherd: Wow! Amazing! Thank you.
01:33:10 Darnelle Constant-Shepherd: Love it Primary resources ohraah
01:34:31 Louise Whyte: thanks 🙂
01:34:44 Louise Whyte: will do
01:34:53 Janet Clarke: Lots of primary schools have topics for each term and language teachers try to link some of their lessons to these topics. We have been told we need to include other subject aims from the national curriculum including language aims.
01:34:57 Anne-Marie McQuillin: great idea for transition
01:35:42 Darnelle Constant-Shepherd: I have a planning day with my French PGCE students in December. will let you know.
01:37:33 Helen Myers: Good points about grammar.. they pick up things without realising in an authentic context.. then when you reach the bit in the course where you teach it you can refer back to it ..
01:37:46 Ronald Kemsies: Exactly
01:37:56 Brigid: Thank you for these inspiring resources
01:38:13 Chris Jadav: I’d be interested in how anyone references this in their schemes of work in an Ofsted friendly way.
01:38:14 Ronald Kemsies: There is also the notion of LEST – Language Enhanced Subject-Teaching
01:38:20 Janet Clarke: Thinking I need a visit to Scotland!!
01:38:40 Fatima Khaled: yes, impeding every day is very useful approach. Thank you Steve
01:38:45 Diana Pastoriza: Here in Galicia it depends on the number of subjects. For example, if they have music and arts and crafts they will have 4 hours of embedded English (apart from the 3 hours of English language teaching)
01:38:47 Chris Jadav: To us it makes sense, but could it seem random to a non specialist? That’s not meant to be at all rude.
01:39:18 Tracy Williams: I have similar questions and thoughts to Chris.
01:39:30 Anne-Marie McQuillin: These are great resources for teachers new to CLIL or experienced in CLIL. Thank you! Is there somewhere we can share with each other any further CLIL lessons we create ourselves?
01:39:47 Becky Price : I only go in one pm, for 1 hour per week, for 5 and 6. I have no way to include it elsewhere. eg daily routines
01:40:23 Tracy Williams: It would be really useful to see an example (at some point in the future) of a UK primary school and how they have embedded it into the schemes of learning.
01:40:39 nikki: As a PGCE trainee secondary MFL just starting out, the CLIL approach really appeals me
01:40:47 Chris Jadav: Fantastic to get languages out of the silo mentality
01:41:05 Lindsay Allen: French is embedded by Class Teachers, with core being delivered 1×50 mins by specialist in our school East Renfrewshire Scotland (Primary)
01:41:57 Janet Clarke: I can be teaching a Science lesson or an art lesson and I find myself bringing in French language automatically for example colours, numbers etc.
01:42:18 Crista Hazell (ALL): Thanks Becky – if you have only one hour per week, that’s all you can use. Do let us know how you get on with it.
01:42:19 Laurence Gillham: Thank you so much for all the work and sharing for free these amazing resources.
01:42:21 Saleta – CAFI (Santiago de Compostela, Spain): technology as a way to speak the same language of our students
01:42:28 Louise Whyte: Thank you so much
01:42:40 Louise Whyte: So interesting to engage tonight with the resources tonight
01:42:47 Jesús Manuel Hernández González: Thanks a lot for the presentation. The website looks fantastic. Full of great resources! Bravo!
01:43:27 debrawroblewski: I am classroom TA in Y1/2 but am HLTA for languages across whole school during PPA. Our current class topic is Splendid Skies with is all about weather and seasons so we are completing a calendar each morning in French covering days/date/month/season and weather
01:43:33 Saleta – CAFI (Santiago de Compostela, Spain): Yes, sharing is the way :- ) Thanks for this great initiative
01:43:33 Anne-Marie McQuillin: fantastic!
01:43:44 Emmanuelle Labeau: Yes, we have a resource platform on the website of Learning through Languages UK:
01:43:53 Helen Myers: #ELAPSE
01:43:58 Carlota Camara: It is lovely to see passionate people like you, it really motivate us to be better and carry on with our work !
01:44:10 Helen Myers: @EUelapse
01:45:15 Anne-Marie McQuillin: thanks
01:45:28 Carolyn Wade: Thank you
01:45:41 Janet Clarke: ALL is amazing!! best thing I ever did in my career was to join, everyone so friendly and helpful whether specialist or non specialist.
01:45:49 Lindsay Allen: Thank you very everyone. I feel very inspired and motivated.
01:45:54 Carlota Camara: Amazing, thank you so much
01:46:13 Diana Pastoriza: Thank you! It motivates us in return to hear all these comments 😀
01:46:20 Chris Jadav: Really sorry, let’s make it shine!
01:46:29 Becky Price : Brilliant work and excellent to see Erasmus funding being used so well.
01:46:39 Emmanuelle Labeau: We will have a best online practice event on 8th March 2021: so feel free to contact me if you want to share your lesson
01:46:48 Ronald Kemsies: That’s brilliant, Becky! Thank you!
01:47:18 Carlota Camara: Ofsted were impressed with our language teaching, I think languages are gaining a place in education and they are quite interested in how we teach it
01:47:30 Lindsay Allen: Education Scotland LOVE our IDL approach
01:47:41 Diana Pastoriza: Great to hear that!! 😀
01:47:46 Lindsay Allen: 😁
01:48:03 lieseneely: Many thanks to you all for your passion and inspiration.
01:48:14 Lindsay Allen: We’re all in this together!
01:48:27 Fatima Khaled: This is an amazing work. well done.
01:48:33 iPadGeraldineSaint-Laurent: Can’t wait to explore the resources and have a go! Thank you so much for tonight.
01:48:42 Fatima Khaled: I am sure we will all benefit from it.
01:48:43 Louise Whyte: Happy to join :). Excited with changes to communication a positive from these times
01:48:43 Ronald Kemsies: Cheers, Fatima! We appreciate that.
01:48:51 Maria Jose: Thank you! Very interesting! Grazas
01:48:52 Saleta – CAFI (Santiago de Compostela, Spain): Great presentation, useful, pleasant and with an impeccable intervention of all the partners of the project. Congratulations on this great project!!
01:48:57 Alicia: Thank you very much! Danke schön! Merci beaucoup! ¡Muchas gracias!
01:48:57 Rosa Gonzales S.: It was an amazing webinar, thanks a lot and greetings from Stockholm!
01:48:59 Ang Brooks: A fantastic webinar, so refreshing to see this many colleagues sharing and working together – Thank you!
01:49:07 Emmanuelle Labeau: Thank you for sharing all those resources!
01:49:15 Anne-Marie McQuillin: Many thanks! Brilliant work!
01:49:22 Gerry Reville: Thank you !
01:49:24 Crista Hazell (ALL): Thank you everyone for coming along this evening.
01:49:25 Chris Jadav: Thank you very much
01:49:25 Carlota Camara: Thanks for doing this and sharing 🙂
01:49:30 Jesús Manuel Hernández González: Many thanks!
01:49:32 Sarah Schechter: Many thanks – fantastic!
01:49:36 Darnelle Constant-Shepherd: Mille merci a tous! Bonne soiree1
01:49:38 Ronald Kemsies:
01:49:45 Alex Godber: This has been amazing! I can’t wait to use these resources. Thanks to all the speakers.
01:49:46 Elisabetta: Thank you for this grreat initiative!
01:49:58 Katherine Collings: Thank you so much. Great to have something we can just run with.
01:50:06 Janet Clarke: Thank you to everyone, can’t wait to try out the resources and may be even have a go at writing my own plan!
01:50:16 Sue Cave: Thank you Merci Gracias Danke!
01:50:27 Diana Pastoriza: ¡Gracias a vosotros!
01:50:34 Sara Ribeiro: Thank you so much
01:50:34 Carlota Camara: You can see you get well on
01:50:38 Karen Faulds: Thank you!