Foreign languages to be taught at school from age seven

Jeevan Vasagar reports on the recent UK curriculum announcement that all children are to be taught a foreign language from seven upwards, which has been discussed for several years.

The number of primary schools teaching languages has been increasing in response to a target set by the previous government., though school inspectors say headteachers’ monitoring of language provision can be weak. This is often because primary heads feel they lack competence to judge language provision, Ofsted says

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