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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-01450: Ruth Maguire (Cunninghame South)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 13 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many pupils will be taught a foreign language in 2016-17.

Answered by: John Swinney 28 July 2016

This information is not held centrally.

As an indication of progress, two thirds of all Scottish local authorities (21 of 32) report that they are now providing learning in a first additional language for P1 pupils.

There is a growing expectation that all young people will have an entitlement to learn modern languages from P1 to S3 with full implementation anticipated by 2021.