Languages | Pearson qualifications


Subject update | 5 November 2021

Speaking windows for summer 2022

Formal speaking exams are expected to resume in summer 2022 and the speaking windows are now confirmed, as shown below.
Please note that speaking recordings should be submitted within 48 hours of completing the oral examinations in your centre.

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Qualification Speaking window
(Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Gujarati, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu)
18 April –
20 May 2022
A level
(Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish)
18 April –
20 May 2022
International A level
(French, German and Spanish)
This qualification is only available in international centres.
18 April –
20 May 2022
International GCSE
(Chinese, French, German, Spanish)
These speaking tests now take place within a ‘common window’.
14 March –
20 May 2022
International GCSE
(English as a Second Language, Swahili)
The speaking test is optional for these qualifications.
28 March –
20 May 2022

Please note that the following Pearson-Edexcel qualifications do not feature any speaking test:

  • A level: Arabic, Gujarati, Greek, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, Turkish and Urdu
  • International GCSE: Arabic (first language), Bangla, Greek (first language), Sinhala, and Tamil
  • International A level: Arabic, Greek

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