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"Motivation, behaviour and learning in modern foreign languages" is the theme of a secondary conference organised by the National Centre for Languages (CILT) at King's College, London, September 15.

Speaker: Dr Bill Rogers, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. Expert practitioners will present fresh perspectives on motivating learners and reducing the risks of challenging behaviour and learner disengagement. Fee: pound;160pound;150 members.

Tel: 020 7379 5101


Other CILT courses include: two-week summer and autumn courses in France, Spain, Germany and Italy (full grants available for some); Teaching community languages, Queen Mary University, London, June 21. Fee pound;50; Community Language Network seminar, QMU, London, June 21, free; Head start in primary French, University of West of England, Bristol, June 22. Fee pound;120Pounds 110; Languages 14-19, Manchester Conference Centre, November 16. Fee Pounds 160pound;150.

Tel: 020 7379 5101

The Association for Language Learning is running two inset courses in London: a French day, "L'exception culturelle francophone", October 14, standard fee; and an Austrian day, October 7, ALL and Austrian Cultural Forum members free.

Tel: 01788 546443

The Japan Foundation London Language Centre's free Japanese refresher course, July 17-21, is open to secondary teachers and primary teachers keen to introduce KS2 Japanese. A 10-lesson online primary Japanese course, Ready Steady NihonGO!, is available on CD Rom for a nominal charge.

Tel: 020 7436 6698 (language course)

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