The Government has launched plans for a new language programme designed to boost the quality of language lessons in primary and secondary schools.

This positive step aims to encourage more pupils to take Modern Foreign Languages at GCSE level and beyond, particularly German.

Language skills are an invaluable asset and studying a language at A Level equips learners with critical thinking and problem-solving skills, alongside an ability to build relationships across borders, a global outlook and intercultural confidence.

Sara Goddard, German and French Course Manager at Richard Huish College explains “more and more businesses and organisations not only want to recruit multi-linguists they want people who understand foreign environments and practices, and who are first-class communicators, and this puts our student’s forefront of this selection”.

In a new government article, Nick Gibb, Minister for School Standards is quoted as saying “Our economy needs people who can communicate across the globe and trade with overseas businesses. This programme is about ensuring we have the next generation of young people with the languages needed to compete on the world stage”.

To find out more about studying a foreign language at Huish, come along to our next Open Event on 19th April to meet the MFL team.

You can read the Government’s full article on their website.