Rachel Hawkes

Speaking and Spontaneous Talk in the Languages Classroom

These presentations reflect a long-standing preoccupation with teaching speaking in the foreign languages classroom. Several developments in recent years have put a spotlight on speaking, including the Ofsted report 'The changing landscape', the new secondary curriculum, the renewed framework and the new GCSE exam. Most recently, I have been involved in a Linked Up project, Talking to Learn, which focused on generating more learner talk in the classroom, both planned and unplanned, or spontaneous. The many resources resulting from the project, which involved 7 secondary schools in the Eastern region, are downloadable from the project wikis (see the Links section). Spontaneous talk in the languages classroom was also the subject of my Phd at the University of Cambridge, which I finished early in 2012. Hurrah! The title of my thesis is "Learning to talk and talking to learn: how spontaneous teacher-learner interaction in the secondary foreign languages classroom provides greater opportunities for L2 learning."

New Zealand

NewZealand
NZALT Keynote (PPT)
Speaking Workshop (PPT)

 

ALL Anglia - May 2016

ALL_Anglia_May16
Spontaneous Speaking - talk (big PPT)

 

Hackney - June 2015

Ready To Talk
Ready to talk - Workshop (PPT)
SOTB Classroom talk (pdf)

 

ALL Border Marches

Border Marches
Making the most of the third P (PPT)

 

Oakham School

Oakham
Building Conversations (PPT)

 

ALL Peterborough

7 ideas
7 ideas today ... (PPT)

 

Classroom Talk FAST Strategies

Language Show 2013
Session 1 (PPT)
Session 2 (PPT)

 

Confident Communication - Sheffield Jan 2014

ConfidentCommunication2014
Presentation (PPT)

 

Classroom Talk F-A-S-T
Language Show 2013

Language Show 2013
PowerPoint presentation

 

Developing Speaking at KS3

Developing speaking
Materials from the sessions delivered at Heinemann training events can be found on the Stimmt! textbook page.

 

Ways to generate confident communication
and spontaneous talk

Sheffield 13 June 2013
PowerPoint presentation

 

GCSE Speaking Day - Yr 10 French (2013)

GCSE_SpeakingDay_French
Introduction (PPT)
Session 1 (PPT)
Session 2 (PPT)
Session 3 (PPT)
Session 4 (PPT)
Student Booklet (pdf)
Student Evaluation (PPT)

 

GCSE Speaking Day - Yr 10 Spanish (2013)

GCSE_SpeakingDay_Spanish
Introduction (PPT)
Session 1 (PPT)
Session 2 (PPT)
Session 3 (PPT)
Session 4 (PPT)
Student Booklet (pdf)
Student Evaluation (PPT)

 

GCSE Speaking Day - Yr 10 German (2013)

GCSE_SpeakingDay_German
Introduction (PPT)
Session 1 (PPT)
Session 2 (PPT)
Session 3 (PPT)
Session 4 (PPT)
Student Booklet (pdf)
Student Evaluation (PPT)

 

Classroom Talk - Language Show 2012

Classroom Talk
Classroom Talk - Language Show 2012 (PPT)

 

Leicester - September 2012

Leicester
Leicester - September 2012 (PPT)

 

Sananko Speaking & Listening - June 2012

Sanako
Sananko Speaking & Listening Session - June 2012 (PPT)

 

Language World - March 2012

Speaking_LW_Manchester
Language World Presentation - Manchester March 2012 (PPT)

 

Creativity Talks - Feb 2012

Creativity Talks 2
Creativity Talks - Feb 2012 (PPT)

 

ISMLA Conference 2012

ISMLA_Feb2012
ISMLA Annual Conference 2012 (PPT)

 

Languages Show 2011 - Talk to me

Talk to me
Languages Show 2011 Talk to me (PPT)

 

Spontaneous Classroom Talk - Sept 2011

Spontaneous Talk
Spontaneous Talk Session (RHawkes) - September 2011 (PPT)

 

Encouraging Spontaneous Talk - Sept 2011


Spontaneous Talk Session (MGillings) - September 2011 (PPT)

 

Real communication for real meaning

Real communication for real meaning
Real communication for real meaning (pdf)

 

What's their motivation?

What's their motivation?
What's their motivation? (pdf)

 

Talking to Learn

Talking to Learn
Talking to Learn (pdf)

 

Creativity Talks

Creativity Talks
Creativity Talks (pdf)

 

Tower Hamlets - March 2011

Tower Hamlets
Tower Hamlets Speaking (March 2011) (PPT)
Inventory of Talk Ideas (pdf)