March 2023 Languages Update | Pearson qualifications

March 2023 Languages Update

1 March 2023

Welcome to your March Languages Update.

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New GCSE French, German and Spanish Specifications

It has been great to get to meet with so many of you over the last month and share our plans for our new GCSE specifications in French, Spanish and German. If you’ve not made it to an event yet there’s still time, we have a number of face-to-face and online events still to come.

Please be aware these changes only apply to GCSE French, Spanish and German. All other GCSE languages and the International GCSE will remain the same.

Sign up for an online session or a face-to-face event near you

 

Language World 2023

We’re also looking forward to attending Language World 2023 from the Association of Language Learning. The theme of this year’s event is ‘What we value – past, present and future treasure’. Please do come and say hello.

Learn more about Language World 2023

 

Speaking your language podcast

February saw the launch of the new Pearson podcast, Speaking Your Language hosted by Fiona Pryce. In her first episode Fiona speaks to Esmerelda Salgado about engagement and challenge in the language classroom. Episode two features two of Fiona’s former students speaking about their experiences of studying languages at university. There are lots of great guests still to come.

Listen to the podcast

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Permission to speak

We’ve also released two more free resources as part of our Permission to Speak series.

Women in Art

Ladino

View the series

Language Trends England 2023 survey – Closes 7th March

Calling all Heads of MFL in secondary and Language Co-ordinators in primary in England! Complete the Language Trends England 2023 survey using the links below:

Primary school teachers

State Secondary teachers 

Independent School Teachers 

Language Trends is an annual survey of primary and secondary schools in England, designed to gather information about the current situation for language teaching and learning.

 

Speaking Exam Resources

With the speaking exam window now approaching I’m sharing the following links that you may find useful:

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Please remember you can get in touch with me via any of the methods below if you need any support with our Languages qualifications.

Best wishes,

Rebecca

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