First contact letter

Dear (name of MP),

Introduce yourself and explain your connection with the constituency and languages.

I am keen to hear your views on the importance of language learning and the policies that should be adopted by your party to reverse the recent decline in the numbers of students learning languages in our schools, colleges and universities.

I believe that too many young people are leaving the UK education system without the language skills needed for success in their future working and personal lives and to meet the needs of the UK as a global economy and multilingual society.

- Include one or two personal / local examples of the reasons for your concern.
- Ask your MP what he / she proposes to do to address this concern.

With your permission I should like to post this letter and your response on the Speak to the Future website (www.speaktothefuture.org which will publish the views of MPs on this subject.

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