“As we learn to adapt to a shifting international landscape, a new approach to developing our young people as competent linguists could prove crucial.”

Following the DfE’s English Baccalaureate (EBacc) consultation, the government’s revised target is for 90% of pupils to take EBacc subjects by 2025, with the interim expectation that 75% of pupils will be studying this combination of subjects (including a language) by 2022.  With the further decline in numbers of students studying languages at GCSE and A Level, as announced by Ofqual in June – how can we inspire and motivate students to get on board with this change? In a new article published in the recent edition of Teach Secondary, Clodagh Cooney, Language Futures project manager at the Association for Language Learning, discusses how Language Futures – an exciting, highly personalised and innovative approach to languages teaching and learning, could be a way forward.

Read the full article here.

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