Research finds literature quality linked to foreign language ability in young people
A study, funded by the Nuffield Foundation and conducted by researchers at Oxford’s Department of Education in collaboration with peers from the universities of Reading and Southampton, suggests that the current curriculum is too simplistic and ‘dry’ for some students.
Teenagers were found to prefer and enjoy reading more complex and engaging material that challenged them. Based on these findings, the team feel that adding more varied texts into the school MFL curriculum could significantly improve the teaching of the subject, potentially motivating student interest in general.
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