[lg policy] English Too Easy for Hungarians

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 20 13:35:06 UTC 2011

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

Wall Street Journal

English Too Easy for Hungarians

Hungary’s government wants to dethrone English as the most common
foreign language taught in Hungarian schools. The reason: It’s just
too easy to learn.

“It is fortunate if the first foreign language learned is not English.
The initial, very quick and spectacular successes of English learning
may evoke the false image in students that learning any foreign
language is that simple,” reads a draft bill obtained by news website
Origo.hu that would amend Hungary’s education laws.

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