Professional development in languages teaching

A series of articles and live web chats for teachers of foreign languages led by Rachel Hawkes, TES Languages adviser


Professional development in languages teaching


A series of articles and live web chats for teachers of foreign languages led by Rachel Hawkes, TES Languages adviser

National Curriculum reform: Languages

Headlines and commentary on the proposed curriculum for languages at Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.

Languages and the proposed National Curriculum reforms

Languages chat and advice hosted by Rachel Hawkes – watch the live chat replay.


How foreign language literacy supports whole-school literacy

Learning foreign languages can provide a ‘second bite at the cherry’ for students who are struggling with their English grammar skills.

How learning foreign languages can improve students' understanding of English

Languages chat and advice hosted by Rachel Hawkes – watch the live chat replay.


Every teacher is a teacher of literacy

The renewed focus on whole-school literacy raises possible points of tension for teachers of foreign languages.

Incorporating whole-school language into language lessons

Languages chat and advice hosted by Rachel Hawkes – watch the live chat replay.


The impact of the new National Curriculum on language teaching

How the proposed changes to the National Curriculum for KS2 and KS3 and may change what’s taught in the languages classroom.