Languages blog and webchat archive



In this series of blogs, TES MFL subject adviser Rachel Hawkes looks at how foreign languages teachers can support whole-school literacy through their lessons.

Every teacher is a teacher of literacy

  • Rachel looks at the renewed focus on whole-school literacy and possible points of tension for teachers of foreign languages.

How foreign language literacy supports whole-school literacy

  • This blog looks at how learning foreign languages can provide a ‘second bite at the cherry’ for transferable skills and knowledge that pupils are struggling to pick up in English.

Web chats

Expanding on the topics covered in her foreign languages blog, Rachel hosts regular webchats where fellow teachers can come together to add their thoughts and opinions.

Incorporating whole school literacy into language lessons

How can foreign language literacy support whole-school literacy