Schools: Foreign Languages — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:57 pm on 26th January 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Donaghy Baroness Donaghy Chair, Information Committee (Lords) 2:57 pm, 26th January 2015

My Lords, the Minister will be aware that I have expressed concern in the past about the changes in teacher education and the increasing difficulty of national planning. In view of the shortage of language teachers, does he envisage a situation where there will be a complete shortage of language teachers in certain parts of the country, and how does he plan to rebalance this particular problem? Will he speak to the university colleges of education and the church colleges about the importance of teacher education?