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A webinar with Dr Rachel Hawkes: Making practice meaningful

December 12 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


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In this session, we examine the principles of meaningful practice task design and explore a wide range of examples from the classroom.

This webinar is the second of two December webinars led by Rachel Hawkes.

They are in aid of a project to provide for the essential needs of children in the Casa Hogar Amor de Dios orphanages in Arequipa, Perú. Please made a donation, no matter how small, via Rachel’s JustGiving site here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rachel-hawkes

Note that there is a separate link for the first webinar, Culture and Cultural Capital in the languages classroom


Meaningful practice activities provide an element of language control whilst compelling students to making meaningful choices when carrying them out. In this session, we examine the principles of task design and explore a wide range of examples across both modes (receptive and productive) and modalities (oral and written). All resources (French, German, Spanish) are freely downloadable from the NCELP Resource Portal. There will also be the chance to see Sanako Connect in action, using meaningful practice tasks to support remote teaching and learning (in Peru!).


Dr Rachel Hawkes is an influential and renowned speaker as well as past President of the Association for Language Learning (ALL), an experienced Head of Modern Languages, AST and SLE. Co-author of several textbooks, including the Pearson textbook for GCSE Spanish (¡Viva!) and the KS3 Stimmt! course for German, Rachel has both MEd and PhD from Cambridge University, focusing on teacher and learner interaction in the secondary languages’ classroom. She is currently seconded as Co-Director NCELP, the National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy.NCELP (National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy)

Sign up to the NCELP mailing list, to stay informed about new resources and other developments. https://ncelp.org/contact-us/

More information and to register for a FREE trial licence for Sanako Connect can be obtained by contacting Sanako’s UK office directly by emailing [email protected] and using the code PERU in the subject header. Alternatively you can telephone directly on 0113 385 4670 or visit the UK website www.sanako.co.uk


Don’t forget to join ALL or renew your membership to ensure you have access to all the great member benefits! https://www.all-languages.org.uk/join/

Please read the Webinar page of our website for more information about how to join a Webinar. In particular, please read our etiquette on participating in a webinar: http://www.all-london.org.uk/site/index.php/webinars/webinar-information/

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December 12
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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ALL London