Letter: In brief 1

March 8, 2002

The launch of a national languages strategy in primary schools is welcome, (Analysis, THES , February 15), but where will the teachers come from? The 14-19 green paper announced a plan to allow pupils to drop languages at 14. This will further reduce the numbers going into higher education to study languages and exacerbate the shortage of language teachers.

Mike Baynham
Chair, British Association for Applied Linguistics

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