I'm currently undertaking an exciting project as part of EPQ on the topic of MFL, and I really want to get teachers opinions. Obviously with the Government's plans to re-introduce compulsory Modern Languages at KS4, this is a really hot topic! As teachers on the front line, it is really useful and interesting to gauge some thoughts and feelings from you to help inform & enrich my research. It would much appreciated for you filled out the below questionnaire, or just posted some general musings on the topic. 1) What is your opinion of the Coalition’s plans to reintroduce compulsory Modern Languages at KS4? 2) Do you think the current optional system is better, compared to when Languages were compulsory previously? 3) How effective do you find the current curriculum? – are there areas that need more emphasis? how would you improve it? 4) How often do you use a foreign language in lessons? 5) What is the biggest excuse for resistance from pupils, to speak or participate in activities based in a second language? How do you counter it? 6) In your experience, what is the most difficult skill or aspect of Modern Languages to teach? Why? 7) Which techniques do you find are most effective in the retention of new skills and concepts? 8) What would say is the biggest barrier to pupils achievement at KS3, and, to that end, how does it affect the uptake at GCSE and A-Level? 9) How responsive do you find the MFL courses at KS4/5? For example, how does vocab reflect what is used in the TL country? Or how effective are the topics covered (& what would be more useful?)? 10) How would you describe the decline in Modern Language uptake after KS3? And, aside from current proposals, how would seek to reverse the trends? 11) How big a role does your school play in promoting languages at KS4? 12) What more can the Government/bodies outside education do to encourage pupils to study languages further? Many thanks!