Modern Foreign Languages
What are Modern Foreign Languages?
Modern Foreign Languages encompass all languages, aside from English, which are spoken and used in different countries around the world. The term ‘Modern Languages’ is used to distinguish between the languages spoken today and ‘Classical languages’. Therefore, ‘Modern languages’ do not include languages such as Latin or Ancient Greek because they are no longer commonly practised.
Modern Foreign Languages are a mandatory component of the British state education system up until KS3, or S3 in Scotland. Schools can choose what languages they teach, though most choose European languages like French, German and Spanish.