Changes to the curriculum will make learning a foreign language compulsory from the age of seven by September 2014.
A conference has been held in Nottingham which has been preparing teachers for the change.
Teachers from across the country gathered at Nottingham Trent University for the event, 'Primary Languages: Back in the Spotlight'.
The aim was to explore new ways of making the subject of foreign languages fun.
It is something that we need to look at and improve on, because we are now in a global economy and we have got to prepare children for working in an international context.
More top news
Heavy, thundery showers will clear northwards through the morning, allowing it to turn drier and brighter for many.
Heavy and thundery showers slowly moving north giving way to drier and brighter spells by the afternoon.
Residents in Kings Heath say they predicted an accident yesterday which left an elderly pedestrian critically injured.