Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Why has there been a drop in students taking language GCSEs? Teachers’ views (UK)

“One of the top stories from this year’s GCSE results day is the drop in the number of students taking modern foreign languages (MFL).

When you break it down by subject, Spanish fares better than French, with a 2.4% drop in uptake compared with a 6% fall in French and 9.2% in German. This comes despite the fact that grades for languages have improved.

So, what is putting students off taking languages?”

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