Education Language

The Tragic Decline of Language in British Schools

Whilst I sat in awe at the proficiency of my French teacher, dreaming to one day speak this language fluently, the rest of my class were often bored, uninterested – frankly, many didn’t see the point in learning something that seemed so unnecessary and confusing. Not that long ago, languages were cultural capital and a way of showcasing your dedication, intelligence and often your social status. Today, fewer and fewer students are studying GCSE languages and even less at A-Level and beyond- why is this?