England to require foreign language instruction
in 2014, all primary schools in England will offer at least one foreign
language option for students ages 7 to 11 (Grades 2-6) .
Potential choices include
French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Latin and ancient Greek.
Officials hope earlier exposure to language education will result in
more students learning classical languages, which can boost students'
knowledge of vocabulary and grammar.
The Telegraph (London)