Language trends 2015/2016
EdCentral community rating

Add to my reading list
Teresa Tinsley and Kathryn Board

Language Trends 2016 is the 14th in a series of annual reports on language learning in English schools. The research is based on an online survey completed by teachers in almost 500 state secondary schools, 556 state primary schools and 132 independent secondary schools across the country.

It includes case studies from both primary and secondary schools, providing a detailed picture of what is happening on the ground. The report identifies several challenges facing language teaching in England, and suggests that teachers and school leaders see the exam system as one of the principal barriers preventing the development of language teaching.

The report also highlights some positive developments, predominantly at primary level with almost half of primary schools having increased the resources available for languages.

In listing research, EdCentral makes no judgment or recommendation as to its quality, validity or methodology and none should be inferred. Through peer ratings left by education practitioners, EdCentral’s aim is to support the development of a repository of shared knowledge and experience.

*   Please note that your reading list can only be saved permanently if you are logged into your account.

Teresa Tinsley and Kathryn Board

Published by:
Education Development Trust (formerly CfBT Education Trust)

Date of publication:
April 2016

Country of origin:

CPD opportunities:

This report outlines the context, benefits, and barriers of good language teaching and will be useful to policy makers and language teachers. 


Record ID:
R246 / 350
Rating Summary:

0 based on 0 votes

Start a discussion

Back to search results   |   New search   |   View my reading list   |   Print this page

EdCentral Logo