Resources for teachers

Learn a language in record time by using this new infographic which breaks down the process into easy to follow steps. 

The latest FREE MFL Resources from MFL-meister (or maîtresse) Helen Myers; endlessly useful in class and extremely user -friendly.

The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.

The subject centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS), which supports learning and teaching in higher education. You can also read their e-bulletin.

Links into Languages was a government-funded network of regional centres for the community of language educators in England, delivering professional development courses, support for networking and sharing of good practice as well as information, advice and resources.  The Links Regional Centres continue their activity as Network for Languages.

The Guardian - Education supplement contains useful information for teachers.

The Department for Education provides examples of lesson plans and worksheets to use for primary MFL lessons

Language Investigator is aimed at primary school teachers who are interested in introducing a multilingual dimension into their lessons.

The Association for Language Learning (ALL) is the major subject association for those involved in teaching all foreign languages at all levels.

With schools and offices in 43 countries, Education First’s (EF) most important asset is the teaching community. EF Teacher Zone is a locus of useful information, materials and classroom resources to help your professional development whether you work at EF or in any school where language or intercultural understanding is taught.

The EU-funded EUFICCS project looks at teaching languages through full immersion.

Nottingham University has produced a series of online reading and listening exercises designed to support teachers and pupils of GCSE, A1 and A2 French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Routes into Languages East Midlands has produced the Ambassadors Learn Languages interactive resource featuring taster sessions in Mandarin, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Latin, Polish and Spanish.

Routes into Language East Midlands has produced a guide to learning languages (pdf), a full-colour brochure which informs pupils and parents of the reasons why it is important to study languages at school and at university. It can be used by teachers to help inform GCSE and A-level choices.

Routes Cymru has produced a series of videos with case studies of students from a range of disciplines who have undertaken study abroad. These can be viewed in YouTube.

Routes into Language West Midlands has produced The Only Way is Languages, a DVD with information about alternative language-related careers. It can be viewed in YouTube.

The Department of Languages at The Open University, UK, has developed LORO, a repository of Open Educational Resources for language teaching and learning aimed at language teaching professionals. Initially populated with over 300 hours of teaching resources for French, Spanish, German, Italian, Welsh, Chinese and English for Academic Purposes, LORO provides an efficient and open way of accessing and sharing resources.

E-CLIL is an EU-funded project to develop and build resources and a resource centre for the use of Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

GLOSSA is a European Union education project under the LifeLong Learning Program. The project is for language educators and authorities across Europe. It is building methodologies, practices and courses specifically to help develop language learning and teaching for Greek at C1 & C2 (CEFR)

The University of Cambridge Language Centre has made some of its language learning resources (in Chinese, German and Russian) available as open courseware. Most of these resources were initially developed for the language courses run as part of the Cambridge University Language Programme (CULP). The resources can be used for self-study but for their most effective use they will benefit from a learning environment with some face-to-face contact.

Be-Multilingual has learning and teaching resources in a range of languages for the tourism sector.

The EU-funded CODA project promotes language learning for students with Special Educational Needs.