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Last updated on 9 May 2017
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School types: All · School phases: Primary

What are the requirements for language teaching in primary schools? We explain that languages are not a compulsory subject at Key Stage (KS) 1, and look at the statutory requirements for foreign languages at KS2. We also point to examples of how some primary schools are teaching languages.

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  1. Not a requirement at Key Stage 1
  2. Compulsory at Key Stage 2
  3. Examples of language teaching
  4. Archived KS2 framework for languages

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