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August 24, 2010

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Fran

Puts us to shame, really, when you see how much effort other countries make to teach their kids English. Plus the fact that learning another modern language always helps our kids with English itself, its roots and links with other languages. Such a bad decision, to make it non-compulsory, I agree.

Virtual Linguist

Thanks, Fran. I agree about the benefits. However, I think it is probably a bit easier to get kids elsewhere to learn English because so much pop music and stuff on the internet is in English, so they are motivated to learn.

Jemmy Hope

Conspiracy theory alert!
I believe that the downgrading (discouragement?)of foreign language studies is an unacknowledged policy of successive British governments in collusion with the USA. English, the language of international commerce, and international communication.

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