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Conferences and courses

CILT, the National Centre for Languages, is holding a conference on achievement at A-level at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London WC1, November 12, fee: pound;150; pound;140. CILT, 20 Bedfordbury, Covent Garden, London WC2.

Tel: 020 7379 5101 Email:

Courses run by CILT include: MFL at key stage 3, November 3; Spanish improvement day, November 28; German improvement day, Goethe Institut, London, November 17; German taster day (primary teachers), November 30; French taster day (primary), December 7; Spanish improvement day; November 28; Spanish taster day (primary), December 8. Fee per course: pound;70; pound;60 members. A free Italian twilight session takes place on December 9, 3-6pm (email: and a residential course on developing reading and writing skills at KS2 in Leeds, December 2-3 and March 24-25, fee: Pounds 375; pound;350. Courses are held at CILT's premises except where otherwise indicated.

Contact CILT as above.

Your Future in Europe, a seminar for ages 16-18, will be held in the Palais des Congres, Paris, January 28. More than 2,500 students of history, politics, business studies, economics and languages are expected to attend. The conference ends in a question time with a panel of MPs. Fee: pound;145 (includes two nights' accommodation and coach travel).

Tel: 01992 512870


"Working together" will be the theme of the annual Language World conference organised by the Association for Language Learning at Manchester University, April 7-8.

Tel: 01788 546443

The Bilingualism and Education Network will hold its annual primary modern language conference at Connaught Hall, University of London, 36-45 Tavistock Square, WC1, on February 3. Topics include an update on policy and practice; the use of drama in teaching French; and using French as a teaching medium for other curriculum areas.

Telfax: 020 7281 8686

The Italian Cultural Institute London offers courses at all levels for those wishing to learn Italian. In-service days for Italian teachers are co-organised by the Association for Language Learning and an Italian Language Week held every October includes events for Italian teachers.

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