Primary children are at the forefront of a culture shift in favour of language learning, a three-year study has shown, according to a recent article in the TES. The major academic investigation concluded that the UK Government's long-standing policy of compulsory language teaching in primary schools may be helping to change a widespread national cynicism towards learning foreign languages such as French, German or Spanish. If, as thje survey suggests, Children enjoy learning a second language, why does the government not go on to make the study of a second language compulsory again at GCSE? Maybe we'll have to wait for an EU initiative on this.