I wonder if posters might care to speculate on what changes could be in store for MFL departments over the next several years ie what SMT would call a vision of what may creep up on us. For a start I speculate: - more Mandarin, Arabic, Hindi etc(maybe not a lot more); - CA must have been thrown out within the coming lustrum! - smaller departments in most schools, with the exception of the private sector; - less grammar explicitly taught. Younger colleagues don't know it so thoroughly since they weren't taught it so much as older staff; - more Skyping and therefore more' acquisition' and less 'learning'; - disappearance of German will proceed apace; What else??