Dear fellow learners/student teachers I would be really grateful for some help in navigating the multiple government webpages on the national curriculum, national languages strategy, and languages framework. I am searching in particular for a definitive specification of the so called `key objectives' of the latest KS3 MFL `framework' as I gather there have been two, to date. I have seen the latter variously broken down into subcategories as 1. `words'; 2.`sentences'; 3.`texts'; 4.`listening and speaking'; and 5. `cultural knowledge and contact' [W, L, S, T,C], and also, quite separately, as `the five strands of progression', viz. 1. listening and speaking; 2. reading and writing; 3. intercultural understanding; 4. knowledge about language; 5. language learning strategies. Meanwhile, we also seem to have (if I am not mistaken) Programmes of Study, broken down into sub-categories which contain a) key concepts consisting of 1. linguistic competence; 2. knowledge about language (haven't I heard that somewhere before, in an entirely separate classification of `key objectives' of the framework, as subcategory number 4?); 3. creativity, 4. intercultural understanding (ditto - listed as sub-category 3 of the `framework objectives') and b) key processes consisting of sub-categories 1. developing language learning strategies (number 5 of the `framework objectives'); 2. developing language skills; 3. range and content. You will have noticed that I have been drowning in the hypernyms and hyponyms used by the previous government to classify KS3 MFL framework objectives, levels, programmes of study, schemes of work and so on. As someone who usually likes classification systems and taxonomies, I am becoming quite demoralised at my inability to source a grand overview of the whole system, which continues to defeat me because the specifications and `exemplifications' of all of these subcategories are buried within labyrinthine QCDA websites which seem designed to render an overview impossible. What is most annoying is the use of counter-intuitive jargon which happily lumps `concepts' alongside `processes' , `targets', `opportunities', strategies and - wait for it - `range and content' as if all of the above were a priori categories of the same overarching reality having a universal value. If you think I am just not trying hard enough, please take pity, because this is enough to put the most dedicated trainee off forever. Effort invested is totally disproportionate to enlightenment and that also feels very wrong. Please help. Thank you. Divina.