Language Trends Wales – research into modern foreign language learning and education
British Council Wales and the Education Development Trust have published the second national survey of modern foreign language (MFL) teaching in Welsh secondary schools – Language Trends Wales 2016.
The latest report found:
• the majority of schools - more than two thirds - have less than 25 per cent of pupils studying a modern foreign language (MFL) at GCSE level
• schools in more disadvantaged areas are more likely to report very low take-up of MFL
• there is widespread support for the Welsh Government’s ambition to see MFL taught from a younger age, but primary schools want to see more resources and training.