The new MFL GCSE – Helen Myers podcast for Teachit Talks
In conversation with host Joe Dale, Helen Myers talks about the changes to the modern foreign languages GCSE (French, German and Spanish) for first teaching in 2024 and first assessment in 2026.
They start by discussing the timeline for the GCSE reforms and the background to those reforms. Helen then gives a very clear and helpful analysis of the DfE's new subject content and of Ofqual's requirements and guidance, touching on how the different exam boards have responded in their draft French specifications. Helen also offers advice on getting ready for the 2024 curriculum, recommending research and resources by fellow languages experts Adam Lamb, Sue Cave and Oliver Hopwood.
About the speakers:
Helen Myers MBE is chair of the London branch of the Association for Language Learning (ALL), former president of ALL, an invited trustee on the ALL management board and an officier des Palmes académiques, as well as being an experienced classroom teacher. See her comparison of the GCSE 24 French draft specifications. Follow her on Twitter: @HelenMyers.
Joe Dale is an independent languages consultant from the UK with 13 years of teaching experience who works with a range of organisations such as Network for Languages, ALL, The British Council, the BBC, Skype, Microsoft and The Guardian. Follow him on Twitter: @joedale.