£14.9m investment in MFL in England, with emphasis on German

From the TES:

The DfE is inviting bids to form a new ‘Centre of Excellence’ to boost take-up of modern foreign languages at GCSE and A level


The Department for Education is to launch a £14.9 million three-year programme aimed at boosting the number of students taking languages like French, German and Spanish at GCSE and A level.

It is inviting bids from organisations to work with up to 25 schools that are “leaders” in language teaching to form a new ”Centre of Excellence”, which will work with other schools to improve standards.

The DfE says the teaching methods promoted will be in line with those set out in Ofqual chair Ian Bauckham’s 2016 Modern Foreign Languages Pedagogy Review.