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Thursday, 12 February 2009

Local UK languages 'taking off'

More and more state school children in the UK are being taught in Welsh, Gaelic and Irish, the BBC has learned.

The number of Northern Ireland children learning Irish grew from just 484 in 1992 to 3285 in 2008.

In Wales, 20% of schoolchildren are now being taught entirely in the Welsh language - up from 16% in the 1990s.

Thursday, 12 February 2009
BBC website

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