“Top marks for primary pupils who speak nothing but French”


This article describes the recent report on the successful five year project at Walker Street Primary School in Aberdeen. 

As a former teacher of German and French now supporting EAL pupils I am convinced that learning through complete or partial immersion might halt the decline in the uptake of modern languages in our schools. 

It is interesting also the effect on pupils’ self esteem and competence in English which also resulted from acquiring a new language in the natural way.

Janet Storey

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