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Languages crisis is threatening a generation of state school pupils

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 24 Aug 2011

From The Times, May 15 201

A generation of state school children risks being left monolingual because of a looming crisis in language teaching.

Labour’s efforts to entice children into choosing to study languages by switching from compulsory GCSEs to primary school classes have failed, experts say.

The number of teenagers taking a modern language has fallen by a third since that was scrapped as a GCSE requirement in 2004. Three quarters of schools no longer require pupils to take exams at 16 in French, German or Spanish. Lire la suite...