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Thursday, 23 August 2007

Row over fall in language studies

A head teachers' leader says British industry fails to signal to teenagers the importance of language learning.
John Dunford of the Association of School and College Leaders spoke out as GCSE results showed a further decline in the entries for French and German.

Thursday, 23rd August 2007
BBC website

Fall in pupils taking GCSE languages expected

Pupils taking GCSEs in modern languages are likely to show a further drop in numbers when results come out on Thursday, the head of the UK's largest exams board said today.

Monday August 20, 2007

Thursday, 2 August 2007


For more than 150 years miners in the north east used their own language, called pitmatic. Now a dictionary of the language has been published.

Thursay 2nd August
BBC Radio 4 listen again

Related article
Lost language of Pitmatic gets its lexicon
Monday 30th July 2007
The Guardian