Join ISMLA as a member school and benefit from the following:

  • A termly newsletter with articles written by language teachers in independent schools and universities, reviews of resources, and relevant news items. Past editions of the newsletter can be found here. The Newsletter also gives members the opportunity to publish details of their own good practice and research.
  • An annual national conference, which in 2017 took place at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School. 2018’s conference will be held on 3 February at The Perse School, Cambridge.
  • A free facility for member schools to advertise new jobs is just one feature of the updated ISMLA website.
  • An annual teachers’ day with a specific language focus. On 18 November 2017 we will host a French teachers’ day at Queen’s College, London.
  • Representation through the committee of the views of independent school linguists to national bodies such as awarding bodies, the Department for Education and HMC.
  • Subsidies to facilitate and sponsor regional meetings and teach meets.
  • Access to a mentoring scheme with linguist senior managers for those members with aspirations to move onto a senior management role.
  • Access to a members’ Facebook and Twitter group for information, facilitating discussion and sharing of ideas. (You will be contacted on application to confirm whch school you belong to).
  • For further information or for an application form, please contact Julia Whyte via our contact page.

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