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We have produced some lists for the four languages most commonly taught for GCSE (French, German, Spanish and Italian) which show the range of resources currently available:

  • French resources (rtf 109 KB)
  • German Resources (rtf 90 KB)
  • Spanish Resources (rtf 147 KB)
  • Italian resources (rtf 101 KB)
  • Some of these courses are complete 11-16 courses and often contain GCSE assessment packs which are specific to particular awarding bodies.
  • Some are stand-alone courses for KS4 only and some are ab-initio KS4 courses
  • Courses are always supplemented by listening materials and teacher’s materials
  • Some courses have other support materials available including flashcards, OHT files, on-line resources, CD-Rom resources and resources for interactive whiteboard use

There are also revision resources available for GCSE which can be used in class or independently. It is important that the correct types of resources are selected according to the awarding body. Students should be given advice on the selection of revision materials. The BBC bitesize revision website can be very helpful as it provides revision materials at Foundation and Higher level in all four skills in French, German and Spanish.

Schools often put revision materials onto a virtual learning environment so that their own pupils can access resources specific to the course being followed in the school. Other schools allow materials to be accessed by all by placing them on the school website. 

Some examples:

Royal Grammar School's Languages Online website
The Ashcombe School's MFL web pages
Miltoncross School's Languages Offered web pages

It is recommended that publishers’ websites be consulted on a regular basis so that teachers can see new materials available. 

Cambridge University Press

01223 325588

Mary Glasgow/Stanley Thornes

see Nelson Thornes

Heinemann Educational

01865 888080

Pearson Longman

0800 579 579 (Freephone)

Hodder Murray

020 7873 6000

National Extension College

01223 400301

Nelson Thornes

01242 267 275

Oxford University Press

01536 741068

Palgrave Macmillan (Breakthrough)

01256 329242

 

Teachers often make use of ICT in language lessons. For useful ideas visit CILT's Languages ICT website. There is a specific section on Using ICT effectively at Key Stage 4.

Sharing resources and ideas with others
Many teachers also enjoy sharing resources they have made with others in free resource-sharing forums. In these forums it is usually possible to search by language and key stage or to find resources for particular topics.

TES resources
The Teacher Resource Exchange
MFL resources
MFL resources 2
The CILT VLRB
MFLE Scotland
Linguanet forum

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