Entries by Languages Company

LANGUAGES TO BE COMPULSORY IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

The Secretary of State for Education has announced that learning a foreign language will be compulsory from the age of seven in England’s primary schools in an overhaul of the national curriculum. Alongside the publication of draft programmes of study for English, Mathematics and Science,, outline decisions have also been taken on the shape of […]

EUROPEAN SURVEY ON LANGUAGE COMPETENCE PUBLISHED:

UK BOTTOM OF THE CLASS BUT LATEST EUROBAROMETER SHOWS A DESIRE TO IMPROVE. The first European Survey on Language Competences shows that 9% of 14-15 year old pupils studying French in England reach the level of being “an independent language user who can deal with straightforward, familiar matters” The corresponding figure for the 14 countries […]

DFE PROGRAMME FOR LANGUAGES SUPPORT TO SCHOOLS

CfBT Education Trust is working on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE) to support schools in improving languages education ensuring that more children have a positive experience of language learning from primary through to Key Stage 4. A key aim is to increase the numbers of children gaining a GCSE qualification in a language […]