According to this OFSTED report out today http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/8250705/Ofsted-teachers-fail-to-use-foreign-languages-in-lessons.html I agree completely that 'teaching to the exam' is destroying language learning. However I am a bit confused over use of the TL in the classroom. KS2 is praised for its use of class teachers to teach MFL. I can't help but worry over the standard of language/ pronunciation that is presented to primary learners. I also note that no reference is made to the failure to teach grammar, which I think is a major cause of students rote learning material they don't understand. If they had the skills to produce the language themselves they would a. understand what they had written and b. would not have to learn it by rote anyway. Part of me also remembers the additional complications with low ability sets caused by too much TL!