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Notes, also I'll wait to see how the debate goes, doesn't seem too bad on first look
Aye. Preserving this country's culture can only be a good thing.
You might want to define the Celtic Nations. I was under the impression that they included Britanny which would be outside of the domain of the MHOC.
It also appears to be quite a burden on these areas to require the teaching of what is quite an esoteric subject to be mandatory. Would it not be better to make it an optional subject? The subjects in question have few real life applications.
If we are are to make a dead language compulsory, then surely it should be Latin which is a fantastic asset when learning the far more useful Romance languages.
Nay. Absolute waste of time, people would be learning language for language's sake. In a country where everyone speaks English and some people speak a second language, there's no good reason to learn the second language because it's totally redundant. Language is for communication. It is not, in and of itself, culture.
Allowing the teaching of the Scottish, Welsh or Irish language does nothing but foster cultural identity in those regions, weakening the union.
I like the idea but no notes and its terribly difficult to implement. We should focus on bringing the standard of English up first.
I suppose the apparent conflict between 3.1 and 3.2 means that students in English schools that don't offer the courses will have the option to self-teach and take the test?
Regardless, though this doesn't seem a terrible policy, I feel that the focus of the languages curriculum should be imparting the skills offered by the MFLs which will make our workforce more competitive and broaden their horizons in terms of understanding and appreciating the wider world. I agree with Rakas that this may help to foster nationalism within the United Kingdom rather than unionism .
I think it should be made clear that GCSE English is compulsory regardless of alternative languages taken on the side