Supporting modern foreign languages in your school

This paper has been produced primarily for secondary schools, and in association with the British Council and the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL). It is designed to assist governors, trustees and governing boards to support language learning in their schools, academies and trusts.

Download Supporting Modern Foreign Languages in your School: A guide for governors (2019) 

Why is language learning important?

"We are calling for a step change in the way that we as a nation approach language learning... at a time when we need to communicate with the world better than ever before, language learning is in decline at almost every life stage and in numerous contexts. Language skills cannot be perceived as nice-to-have. The UK has the potential to become a linguistic powerhouse. If it did, it would be more prosperous, productive, influential and, literally, healthier. Languages must be the wind in global Britain’s sails."
David Cannadine, President of the British Academy

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