Norfolk Languages Conference
Come and join us for a selection of presentations, workshops and resources for secondary languages teachers.
With the emphasis on delegates receiving excellent professional development from leading language practitioners, this conference offers the opportunity to learn new classroom strategies, take part in practical sessions, benefit from the latest ideas and resources, be inspired and have fun!
Keynote - Rachel Hawkes (10.00-11.00) - Making meanings memorable and maximising language retention and recall
What can we do in our teaching that ensures that learners remember language and can retrieve it successfully over time? Long-term memory has always been important for progress but now it is also the single most influential factor in examination success.
Break: 11.00 - 11.15
Session 2 - Philip Campagna (11.15-12.45) - Making grammar fun (and work) for students at KS3/4
This workshop enables delegates to support Key Stage 3 and 4 students progress in languages via effective approaches to grammar, using engaging and innovative activities.
Lunch: 12.45 - 1.30
Session 3 - Rachel Hawkes (1.30-3.30) - Developing the skills to approach the new GCSE speaking and writing tasks with confidence
different tasks for speaking and writing within the new GCSE exam require a
range of skills and approaches. This
session examines a number of key tasks and strategies, which we can use at KS3
and KS4 to enable learners to tackle each of the new exam tasks confidently.
Rachel Hawkes works across the six schools in the Comberton Academy Trust. Director of International Education and Research, and SLE for languages, she is also a former President of ALL. Co-author of the new Pearson textbook for GCSE Spanish (¡Viva!), she has a PhD from Cambridge University, focusing on teacher and learner interaction in the secondary languages classroom.
Philip Campagna is SW Regional and National Director for Network for Languages and Network for Learning. He is a Senior Lecturer and PGCE Course Leader for Secondary MFL and PGCE Primary MFL Coordinator at Bath Spa University. Philip was, for six years, Head of the MFL Faculty at a large Wiltshire Community College. He worked for ten years as a Primary Languages Coordinator in Wiltshire. He regularly presents for Network for Languages, both in the South West and other regions. He has also presented at National and International Language Conferences.
Feedback from last year's conference
An extremely useful and practical
conference– thank you very much! It has been wonderful to meet other teachers and
see and hear new presenters. We look forward to the next one.
I really loved the practical nature of the conference, with really good ideas to implement into schemes of work and classroom practice.
Fantastic day with excellent content. I have learnt a huge amount. Thank you!
Rachel Hawkes’s experience in the classroom made her delivery and relevance more realistic and understandable. Resources and ideas were great with lots of practical activities to take away with us and try.
Very full, information-packed sessions. Well done for putting so much into the day – very helpful, thanks.
I really enjoyed the workshops, but, crucially, I also feel that they have given me some tangible ideas that will not only improve my practice, but ultimately the progress of my students.