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.
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