[EDLING:115] Israel: Teach English

Francis M. Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Sun May 13 13:39:08 UTC 2007

Jerusalem Post

Teach English

Underpinned by a variety of local ad hoc solutions, the English-speakers 
program supplies an essential service to native Israeli children with high 
English proficiency and to the children of immigrants, immensely smoothing 
their way forward into higher education and high-level careers. 

By all reasonable yardsticks, this ought to be the last priority for the 
ministry to tinker with, except to improve it further. 

The numbers of both pupils and teachers involved is, in fact, sufficiently 
small to allow for ministry financing where the demand exists. Moreover, 
English is no luxury in our cultural, technical and economic environment. 
English is today's lingua franca and the rise of the Internet has only made it 
even more vital than ever before. 

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