The attitudes of the pupils towards modern languages in the primary school (MLPS) in Scotland

Daniel Tierney, Lore Gallastegi

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This article considers the attitudes of pupils aged 9–11 years in Scotland towards their learning of a foreign language in primary school. It also considers their perception of difficulty, what they tell us causes them difficulty, their language preferences and the reasons for these. The article identifies any significant differences between boys and girls in these areas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-498
Number of pages16
JournalEducation 3-13
Issue number5
Early online date1 Jun 2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • modern languages
  • primary schools
  • language teaching
  • French
  • German
  • attitudes

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