I'm always frustrated at how little children learn in terms of French or Spanish or German - whatever language is taught - in primary school. Maybe at best some numbers, colours, animals and food. Hardly any verbs of any use, hardly anything of any real use in fact. It's not because the children can't learn it - it is because the teachers don't know any more than that.
A new BBC investigation has found that many teachers haven't even studied a language past GCSE, leaving schools woefully unprepared for the language requirements starting in September. If only parents demanded more, eventually the Government would have to listen and start giving children the basis in languages that children receive in every other subject.
So frustrating! :-(
Tags: primary school languages education