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    I'm looking at training to become a primary school teacher with the view of specialising in a language (french). I'm planning on furthering my training in the language in preparation. However I heard a rumour that there's a possibility languages may not be part of the primary curriculum moving forward, in the governments new plans as more emphasis was being put on Sciences. Does anyone know whether there is any truth in this?
    I'd be interested to know so I can plan my studies appropriately.



    I'm starting a Primary PGCE with Spanish specialism in September, so I think they must be quite sure that languages will still be on the curriculum after 2011/12 (next year they're keeping the current Labour curriculum).

    Also, I think there's a stress in the new government on secondary languages, as MFL is one of the very few subjects to receive a bursary this year! And for that, it would seem like a good idea to keep the primary element of languages...

    Have a look at the White Paper on the Department of Education website which lays out their plans and proposed curriculum changes

    I hope they keep it anyway, sounds like a great course and should have been going on for years!
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?

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