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23 Jun '14

News Foreign languages are thriving in schools | @guardianletters

Your article reporting on a Guardian roundtable discussion (Speaking up for foreign language, 19 June) gives a pessimistic view of the state of language education in England. This government has introduced a series of reforms that have led to a languages revival in primary and secondary classrooms across the country.Some of the roundtable participants paint a picture of primary schools struggling to cope. Yet 95% already teach a foreign language. From September, children will be required to learn a language from the age of seven so pupils will have four years' learning under their belt before secondary school. Continue reading...

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