• 6 interesting findings from the Language Trends 2019 report

    Take-up of French and German languages has slumped, fewer schools are teaching languages at an early age, and Brexit has been blamed for schools dropping out of international projects. The findings come from the British Council’s Language Trends 2019 report, published today. Here’s your trusty Schools Week round-up.   1. Au revoir French, Hola Spanish

    16.06 Jul. 3rd, 2019 | News

  • A third of state schools allow pupils to opt out of languages in year 9

    Over a third of state schools now allow pupils to opt out of studying a language in year 9, a new report has revealed. In fact, 34.5 per cent of state schools are not teaching modern foreign languages (MFL) to entire groups of students at that level, up from 29 per cent in 2017 and

    0.01 Jun. 27th, 2018 | News

  • Urgent action needed to save MFL from ‘extinction’, claims expert

    GCSE entries to modern foreign languages continued to fall this year, in a dropoff that could even see some subjects becoming “extinct” in schools, according to one expert. Overall, MFL entries were down by 7.3 per cent this year at around 300,000 in total, while the drop in the population of 16-year-olds in England sat

    13.19 Aug. 24th, 2017 | News