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Thursday, 22 November 2007

Academy concern over decline in language study

The British Academy wants to lend its weight to the ongoing fight to save languages in schools and universities in the UK.
Fewer people are studying modern foreign languages since the government made them non-compulsory at GCSE level in 2004.

The academy is the latest body to be concerned over the growing apartheid in language study, where the bulk of teaching is in specialist and independent schools and state school pupils miss out.

Wednesday November 21, 2007

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