[lg policy] Australia: Picking the next language winner is for losers

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 6 14:48:45 UTC 2012

Picking the next language winner is for losers

    by: Bernard Lane
    From: The Australian
    June 06, 2012 12:00AM

LET'S say students could be conscripted to take the right languages --
where would we find the teachers? This question of teacher supply
preoccupied Brett Mason, shadow minister for universities, last week
in Senate estimates.

A Rudd-era policy, the $62 million National Asian Languages and
Studies in Schools Program, has just ended after four years. The
officially favoured Asian languages are Mandarin, Japanese, Indonesian
and Korean.


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