Dr Rachel Hawkes is an influential and renowned speaker as well as past President of the Association for Language Learning (ALL), was previously an experienced Head of Modern Languages, AST and is now 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 Co-Director NCELP, the National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy.