chapter  1
15 Pages

Foreign languages in the Secondary school curriculum

The teaching and learning of foreign languages (FLs) as part of compulsory education, certainly in the UK, remains subject to regular policy swings. This includes not only the question of whether or not FLs should be included in the curriculum and, if so, the age at which the formal study of FLs should start but also which FLs should be offered (European, Modern, Ancient, etc.), how many and how they best be taught.