[Edling] Scotland: Why languages matter in schools

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Mon Feb 9 09:01:04 UTC 2015

Herald Scotland

Why languages matter in schools

The decision by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) to drop Russian as a Higher is part of a worrying long-term decline in the teaching of languages in Scottish schools.

As the world has become more globalised and inter-connected, so the Scottish classroom, in both primary and secondary schools, appears to have shrunk, with the teaching of a foreign language often seen as a non-essential subject and sometimes even an unaffordable luxury.

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