[lg policy] Ireland: Why we should say 'Mais oui!' to foreign languages

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 10 15:41:26 UTC 2011

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

Irish Independent

Why we should say 'Mais oui!' to foreign languages

Eurostat figures show that in Ireland 58% of students at secondary
school study a foreign language compared to the EU average of 83%.
Yes, they are mainly learning English but an EU average of 60% also
study a second foreign language; here that figure is a mere 8%.

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