Research and analysis

Research review series: languages

A review of research into factors that can affect the quality of education in languages.

Applies to England



This review explores the literature relating to the field of foreign languages education. Its purpose is to identify factors that contribute to high-quality school languages curriculums, assessment, pedagogy and systems. We will use this understanding of subject quality to examine how languages are taught in England’s schools.

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Published 7 June 2021