[lg policy] Worry over future of Welsh teaching in Patagonia (fwd)

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Date: Sun, 31 May 2009 13:58:29 -0400
From: Harold Schiffman <hfsclpp at gmail.com>
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Subject: [lg policy] Worry over future of Welsh teaching in Patagonia

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Wales Online

Worry over future of Welsh teaching in Patagonia

Concerns were raised about the future of Welsh language teaching in
Patagonia yesterday after it emerged there were uncertainties over its

Since the launch of the Welsh Language Project in 1997, hundreds of
students a year have enrolled on Welsh-language courses in the
province, with experts crediting the courses as having saved the
language there.

The Welsh Assembly Government has funded up to three Welsh teachers a
year to visit Patagonia to teach Welsh for one academic year. But this
year, despite the school year having started in the province in March,
no teachers have been appointed and no funding announced.

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