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The Future of Modern Foreign Languages in Education Conference – ALL Partner Event

February 26 @ 08:00 - 17:00

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) in education are on the verge of a crisis, with recent data from the Teaching Schools Council showing that less than half of secondary school pupils take a Modern Foreign Languages GCSE and less than one third achieve a good grade.  In February 2018, the DofE published statistics that showed that there is a shortage of around 31% of modern foreign languages teachers.

The EBac (European baccalaureate) has driven up demand and a recent study by Schools Week estimates another 3500 languages teachers may be needed to meet that demand.  The Government is spending £10 million on hiring 600 foreign teachers in over of the biggest ever overseas recruitment campaigns.

The drop in students learning languages in is fueling concerns about the country’s global competitiveness, particularly after Brexit.  It is estimated that the UK economy loses roughly £50 billion per year due to a lack of language skills in the workforce.

This conference will give the latest information on the status of Modern Foreign Languages teaching in schools and universities through high level presentations and best practice case studies.

Why Attend:

The Future of Modern Foreign Languages in Education Conference 2019 will provide delegates with an opportunity to:

 Share key insights into MFL
✓ Listen and learn from leading industry experts across the Sector
 Networking opportunities with speakers and delegates from the Sector
 Understand and hear recommended best practice and case-studies
 CPD (gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota)

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work in Modern Foreign Languages.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

20% Discount for ALL Members using code ALL20


Congress Centre, Central London
28 Great Russell Street
London, WC1B3LS United Kingdom
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