11 June 2012

Foreign languages to be compulsory from age seven - Telegraph

Meanwhile in England...

The trend to teach languages from an early age is news in England. Article also cites the declining uptake of languages in primary schools and high schools. A negative trend we also have in Oz.

Highlights from the two articles include;

"Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, will say that subjects such as French, German, Spanish, Mandarin, Latin or Greek will be made a compulsory part of the primary school timetable for the first time."

Foreign languages to be compulsory from age seven 

Michael Gove, the Education Secretary wants;

"...a foreign language compulsory for pupils from the age of seven."

"...under his plans, primary schools could offer lessons in Mandarin..."

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