The minister has obviously taken the first steps to allowing primary MFL to grow organically in Wales by pledging money from 2008 in the Better Schools Fund.
But you were right to identify our biggest challenge as a move to a situation of compulsion.
We must avoid an approach where some children learn languages at after-school clubs, some in class and others not at all. We will be gathering evidence over the next two years to assess the impact on secondary schools.
Director, CiLT Cymru
* Editor's note: this letter was received before publication of Lord Dearing's report