[lg policy] Wales: Drop in modern language learning

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 4 20:42:10 UTC 2009

Forwarded  From:  edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu

BBC News

Drop in modern language learning

Schools in Wales should do more to encourage pupils to learn modern
languages, say education inspectors.

They cite an award-winning teacher who encouraged her class by asking
three Spanish footballers with Swansea City to talk to her pupils in

Ten years ago 41% of pupils in Wales chose to do a foreign language at
GCSE. This had fallen to 28% two years ago.

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