Polish is most-spoken foreign language in Scottish schools

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Sat Feb 28 01:29:06 UTC 2009

 Forwarded From:  edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu

Daily Record

Polish is most-spoken foreign language in Scottish schools

Polish is now the most spoken foreign language among pupils in
Scottish schools, according to figures published yesterday. Statistics
published in Holyrood's Pupils in Scotland 2008 document show Polish
ahead of Punjabi and Urdu in schools for the first time. The findings
were made as part of the government's annual census of pupils.

A total of 26,801 students at publicly funded schools in all 32
Scottish council areas took part in the census. In 19 areas, Polish is
now the second most popular language behind English. Earlier this
year, the government revealed that 3347 school pupils had registered
their first language as Polish. Cantonese, Arabic, French and Gaelic
were also among those most heard in classrooms.

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 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
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