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Wales: Improving take-up of modern foreign languages

The Education Minister has outlined plans to improve the take-up and teaching of modern foreign languages in schools. Under the plan, 'Global Futures', to come into effect from September 2015, one secondary school in each of the four regional consortia areas will be appointed as a Centre of Excellence for Modern Foreign Languages, with teachers receiving targeted professional development to help them develop high level language teaching skills. They will then work in partnership with other schools in their area, including primary schools, to improve teaching standards. The plan will also see the creation of a mentoring programme for Key Stage 3 pupils (aged 11-14) in order to promote the benefits of studying a foreign language. 

New plans to improve and promote modern foreign languages in Welsh schools
Department for Education and Skills, Wales

See also the Language Trends survey report

A more detailed version of this article appears in the latest issue of Education in the News

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Last updated 13 March 2015

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