On June 2, 2015, British Council Wales and CfBT Education Trust published the first national survey of modern foreign language (MFL) teaching in Welsh secondary schools – Language Trends Wales.

The report found:

• MFL is becoming increasingly marginalised within the Welsh curriculum

• Many pupils are receiving only a minimal or fragmented experience of language learning

• The potential benefits of bilingualism in Wales are not being realised when it comes to learning a modern foreign language

• In the ten year period from 2005-2014 A-level entries for French, German and Spanish halved

• Only 22% of Welsh pupils take a GCSE in a language other than Welsh or English

Download the full report.

Language Trends Wales 2015