Foreign Languages Inquiry Phase 2: Evidence

The Committee issued a call for evidence on its inquiry into the teaching of foreign languages in primary schools on 14th December 2012. This was the second stage of a 3-Phase strategy to scrutinise Scottish Government recommendations that children should learn a second language from Primary 1, and that learning of a third language should start no later than Primary 5.

As Phase 2 of the inquiry, the taking of formal written and oral evidence focused on issues of funding, skills and resources, the capacity within the curriculum to accommodate further language study, the choice of languages for teaching, and the role of languages in economic development. 

Written Evidence

The Committee received written submissions to its inquiry between 14 December 2012 and 22 February 2013.

Read written evidence received by the Committee

Oral Evidence

The Committee took oral evidence from stakeholders on 10th and 24th January, 7th and 21st February, 7th and 21 March, and had a final session with the Minister on 18th April 2013.

Read submissions from stakeholders in support of their oral evidence