At this point, all of my colleagues except one (who has a reason to want to live far away) have agreed that remote teaching has been an unqualified disaster for foreign languages. Students simply didn’t learn enough to pass to the next stage. Most of the learning in language courses happens through small group conversation practice in class, and there’s no way to make that happen on Zoom.
At least, people are not denying it now that it’s become obvious.
Students figured it out earlier, and in-person enrollments have been unusually high while Zoom enrollments are in the toilet.