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  • progress in speaking and writing
    French GCSE,  French GCSE Speaking Skills,  French GCSE Writing Skills,  German GCSE Speaking Skills,  German GCSE Writing Skills,  MFL GCSE Speaking Skills,  Teaching Tips,  Uncategorized

    Progress in MFL Writing and Speaking GCSEs

    Progress is a key factor for language teachers and students in Modern Foreign Language at KS3 and KS4. Looking to spruce up your Modern Languages display with useful resources to improve students’ speaking and writing for GCSE Modern Languages, including French, Spanish and German? Read about our excellent MFL GCSE Progress Ladder Display for getting students to think about what to include in their speaking and writing examinations for MFL to get those all important marks… Speaking and Writing GCSE Modern Language Examinations The writing and speaking examinations in GCSE Modern Languages count for 50% of the whole exam grade. This is, quite clearly, a significant percentage. However, I have…

  • Spontaneous Speaking Activity - Speaking Cups
    French GCSE Speaking Skills,  German GCSE Speaking Skills,  MFL GCSE Speaking Skills

    Spontaneous Speaking Cups – Languages Activity

    Speaking Cups – Spontaneous Speaking Activity for The Language Classroom Spontaneous speaking has always been a skill that I struggle to facilitate in the languages classroom, especially with lively French and German GCSE students who often need a lot of structure to flourish with speaking activities. It’s a shame, seeing as it’s a necessary skill to have in order to communicate in a foreign language! However, with the new GCSE specifications, spontaneous speaking is the skill that I am really trying to develop in my classroom to help prepare my students for the general conversation section of the AQA GCSE French and German speaking examinations, as well as, simply, to…

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    French,  French GCSE,  French GCSE Speaking Skills,  MFL GCSE Speaking Skills

    French Speaking Questions for GCSE Practice

    How To Help Students with The French Speaking General Conversation GCSE Exams In order to support the French Speaking of my students, I collated a number of foundation level and higher tier questions and put them into a handout which you will find at the bottom of the post. I have also highlighted keywords that sometimes students struggle to grasp, plus activity suggestions that can be used to support their revision for the general conversation exam. However, these questions might also be useful for the bullet points in the writing examinations. AQA French Speaking General Conversation Guidance for Students: FOUNDATION TIER: At foundation level your general french speaking conversation will last…

  • speaking languages spontaneously MFL GCSE
    French,  French GCSE,  French GCSE Speaking Skills,  German,  German GCSE,  German GCSE Speaking Skills,  MFL GCSE Speaking Skills,  MFL Skills Development,  Teaching Tips

    Speaking Languages Spontaneously with Questions

    Speaking languages spontaneously can be quite of daunting, especially at in a GCSE French, German or Spanish classroom. However, one of my professional targets this year is to develop my application of teaching spontaneous speaking in languages at GCSE (in my case, that’s French and German), and so I am always on the look out for exciting speaking activities that will really help learners to be able to develop this skill within the classroom. I have found many activities through fantastic teachers on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest who willingly share their ideas, but I want to improve my own creativity in the classroom and have therefore developed an activity to…