Why do language teachers in schools feel frustrated?

April 18th, 2016 by

The latest Language Trends survey makes sobering reading. Teachers feel they have been served a ‘double whammy’ by being expected to deliver much higher standards at GCSE and at the same time fulfil the government’s ambition for up to 90 per cent of pupils to sit a GCSE in a language. But despite some hard-hitting messages from this year’s report, the longer-term outlook for improving English children’s linguistic skills seems better than it has been for some time.

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