[lg policy] Hungarian Govʼt to launch policies to improve foreign language skills

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 10:43:00 EDT 2018

Govʼt to launch policies to improve foreign language skills
 MTI – Econews
 Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 11:00

Hungaryʼs government has tasked ministries to come up with policy measures
to support recommendations by the National Competitiveness Council aimed at
improving Hungariansʼ foreign language skills, a resolution published in
the latest issue of the official gazette Magyar Közlöny shows, as reported
by state news agency MTI.

The resolution mandates the ministers of human capacities, finance, and
innovation and technology, as well as the prime ministerʼs cabinet chief,
to put forward policy recommendations on the adoption and broader use of
the latest foreign language teaching methods; on incentives for using
foreign language teachers who instruct in their mother tongue; on support
for dual-language instruction; on performance-based premiums for foreign
language teachers; on promoting subtitles for foreign films; and on
establishing a network of foreign language centers.

The ministers have until the end of October to make their proposals.

The National Competitiveness Council, a body of business leaders and
experts, was established last year
to make recommendations to the government.

 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
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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