THE object of the present paper is to give some account of current practice in the teaching of Modern Languages as a school subject. As it is clearly impossible to treat in a short article their present and future position in the educational system of the country, the reader is referred for the discussion of broad questions of policy to the recently published and exhaustive report of the Government Committee. 1 Of the foreign languages now taught in our schools—French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian—the writer can claim some competence in only one, and attention is confined to French, by common consent the premier subject and sufficiently typical of the rest.