From the recent ACTFL SmartBrief: Recent curriculum and policy changes are being implemented in the U.K. to address the shortage of language skills among students, but some question if the changes are enough to sustain language learning beyond the primary level. This commentary looks at what can be done to strengthen language learning as students move to the secondary level and higher.
OK, so why is there a shortage of language skills if these students have been taking languages the past 8 or 9 decades? Because the methods of teaching do not produce any level of proficiency. How hard is that to figure out?