Tuesday, November 20, 2012

2014 England requires L2 Instruction in Elementary School

England to require foreign language instruction
Beginning 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)


  1. Wir sollen eine Sprache zu sprechen an einem jungen alter lernen. Wir sollen das in America tun

  2. Ancient Greek sounds interesting. I've never heard of schools offering that.