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Foreign Languages Courses (Schools) Oral Question, 18/03/15 [S]

During Portfolio Question Time on 18 March 2015 Murdo Fraser (Con) asked the Scottish Government what action it is taking to expand the range of foreign language courses available in schools.

The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland's Languages, Dr Alasdair Allan replied, that as a result of this Governmentís ambitious languages policy, schools all around Scotland are developing their languages provision to introduce a much earlier start and strong progression throughout a young personís broad general education.

Deciding which languages to offer is a key part of that, and many schools are finding ways to offer a more diverse range of languages than they have done previously. Since 2010, there has been an 8 per cent increase in higher language entries.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 18 March 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 18 March 2015