Why is the government and our schools continuing to offer only the old and worn out choice of German, French or Spanish to primary and secondary school pupils when economic research and language bodies are highlighting the importance of other languages? Strategically speaking, Dutch is more in demand by employers; more so than Spanish. Japanese is obviously a strategic economic parter of the UK, and Chinese language IS the future. This title 'Modern Foreign Languages' is a misnomer. Get rid of French and German (the French and German kids all speak English anyway and speak to any German child or adult in German, and annoyingly, they just reply in English!) and get teaching our children Dutch, Japanese and more importantly, Chinese. Continuing with the current, poor and stagnate choice of languages in terms of the current MFL curriculum is like continuing to teach children how to use a typewriter when they should be taught computer literacy! Why has nobody in the government and education seen the present and the future!? It is blindingly obvious!