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Media: BBC: School language decline continues

Submitter: Karen Chung

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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition

Media Body: BBC News: UK edition Thursday, 3 November 2005

School language decline continues

Learning a modern language beyond the age of 14 is now compulsory in
only a quarter of England's state secondary schools, a survey suggests.

In a similar survey a year ago, by the National Centre for Languages,
the figure was more than a third.

Karen Chung
Issue Number: 16.3190
Date Posted: November 04, 2005