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.
– Alistair conquer, event organiser, nottingham city council
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.