Tomorrow I'm off to the Primary Language Show in Manchester. It's the first time I've been able to go for both days and, although I'll miss the conference dinner (booked out by the time school decided I could go) and am not staying over but travelling in both days from home (don't fancy hotel rooms at the moment), I am really looking forward to it. As CILT proclaimed today -
The 12th annual CILT Primary Languages Conference takes place this Friday 29 February and Saturday 1 March at the Manchester Conference Centre, and is the biggest event of the year for all those involved in or interested in primary languages.
With language learning due to be in all English primary schools by 2010, and 70% of primary schools already providing some form of language teaching, interest in the show is growing each year and both days of the conference are now fully booked.With sessions on a wide variety of topics related to PLL including the use of ICT and story, football and dance, there's something for all interests, and it will be hard to choose which sessions to attend.
I'm hoping to meet up with Jo Rhys Jones and other members of Talkabout Primary MFL for coffee and cake - we might even let Joe Dale (who is speaking on podcasting) join us as the token male if he behaves :o) So there will no doubt be plenty of blogging going on after the weekend - keep your eyes and ears peeled!
Although the conference is fully booked ( I applied four weeks ago and the plenary sessions on Friday and also the dinner were fully booked then) you can still attend the resources exhibition for FREE! So if you're coming, why not leave a comment or contact me via Twitter.
Hope to see you there!