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    When schools stop teaching French, German and Spanish after Brexit what modern languages should take their place?

    I think: Japanese Russian and Arabic could be taught in our state schools. What languages do you think should be taught?
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    When schools stop teaching French, German and Spanish after Brexit what modern languages should take their place?

    I think: Japanese Russian and Arabic could be taught in our state schools. What languages do you think should be taught?
    Why on earth would we stop learning French, German and Spanish because of Brexit? Silly reason not to learn those languages.

    Also those languages are unnecessarily hard to learn since they have different letters.
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    (Original post by tyrell221)
    Why on earth would we stop learning French, German and Spanish because of Brexit? Silly reason not to learn those languages.

    Also those languages are unnecessarily hard to learn since they have different letters.
    But Japanese is taught in Australian schools as their main foreign language. After Brexit Britain will probably have closer ties, trade, employment with countries like Japan etc than it will with EU countries meaning French, Spanish etc will more or less be pointless languages to learn.

    If Austrialian and New Zealand school pupils can cope with Japanese then I'm sure British pupils can.
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    I think we should continue with French, German and Spanish, the third of which is widely spoken in the US.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    But Japanese is taught in Australian schools as their main foreign language. After Brexit Britain will probably have closer ties, trade, employment with countries like Japan etc than it will with EU countries meaning French, Spanish etc will more or less be pointless languages to learn.

    If Austrialian and New Zealand school pupils can cope with Japanese then I'm sure British pupils can.
    And where is Australia? On the other side of the ****ing world. In terms of geographical proxmity, France, Germany and Spain are much closer as well as their respective speaking countries.

    You don't have a point tbh. It's total nonsense to think suddenly we're going to cut ties with those countries. Being closer to Japan doesn't mean that we're going to be closer to them as we are to Germany or French.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    After Brexit Britain will probably have closer ties, trade, employment with countries like Japan etc than it will with EU countries meaning French, Spanish etc will more or less be pointless languages to learn
    Is this supposed to be a joke?
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    (Original post by tyrell221)
    You don't have a point tbh. It's total nonsense
    You've just summed up his entire post history.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    You've just summed up his entire post history.
    Hahaha yeah, OP seems to lack very basic logic and common sense. I can't understand how one would be stupid enough to think we should all learn japanese because of brexit.
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    (Original post by tyrell221)
    And where is Australia? On the other side of the ****ing world. In terms of geographical proxmity, France, Germany and Spain are much closer as well as their respective speaking countries.

    You don't have a point tbh. It's total nonsense to think suddenly we're going to cut ties with those countries. Being closer to Japan doesn't mean that we're going to be closer to them as we are to Germany or French.
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    Hahaha yeah, OP seems to lack very basic logic and common sense. I can't understand how one would be stupid enough to think we should all learn japanese because of brexit.
    Papua New Guinea is right next to Australia but they don't teach Papua New Guinean in Australian schools do they?

    The distance from Australia to Japan is the same distance as if is from Great Britain to Vietnam, yet they still teach Australian kids Japanese not Papuan or Indonesian which virtually border Australia by less than 100 miles of sea.

    Secondly.
    Japan is very powerful economically more so than any EU country.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    Papua New Guinea is right next to Australia but they don't teach Papua New Guinean in Australian schools do they?

    The distance from Australia to Japan is the same distance as if is from Great Britain to Vietnam, yet they still teach Australian kids Japanese not Papuan or Indonesian which virtually border Australia by less than 100 miles of sea.

    Secondly.
    Japan is very powerful economically more so than any EU country.
    And you're an idiot. Stop wasting everyone's time with irrelevant drivel. If you can't see why your argument is wrong and impractical then sorry but you need to go back to school or something.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    Papua New Guinea is right next to Australia but they don't teach Papua New Guinean in Australian schools do they?

    The distance from Australia to Japan is the same distance as if is from Great Britain to Vietnam, yet they still teach Australian kids Japanese not Papuan or Indonesian which virtually border Australia by less than 100 miles of sea.

    Secondly.
    Japan is very powerful economically more so than any EU country.
    1. Japan is closer to Australia than the UK is.
    2. Japan is Australia's second largest export partner.
    3. There's no such thing as "Papua New Guinean". PNG has over 850 indigenous languages. PNG is also a tiny country both in it's economy and population.
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    (Original post by tyrell221)
    And you're an idiot. Stop wasting everyone's time with irrelevant drivel. If you can't see why your argument is wrong and impractical then sorry but you need to go back to school or something.
    Ok give a good reason why Japanese should not replace French and Spanish etc?

    I can think of many reasons why it could:

    Japan has Powerful growing economy.

    Japanese culture is popular in Great Britain. Karate, Judo and Kickboxing originated from Japan and MMA a popular sport originated from Karate, Judo and KB. Anime art is very popular too. Pupils will enjoy learning Japanese for those reasons. What popular cultures do we share with EU countries? Very few.

    Wagamama is cool.

    Most car imports will be from Japan post Brexit.

    Getting into Japan for holiday, work or study will be no harder than getting into any EU country after Brexit.

    Taking French or Spanish etc to A level might not look so good on a CV from the eyes of a pro- Brexit employer.

    Ok yes you might have a valid argument over distance. A 10 hour flight to Tokyo is far more expensive and time consuming than a 2 hour flight to Europe.
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    Nah, most of our year are already **** at the three staple languages , we probably couldn't bear learning really difficult ones like Russian or Japanese
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    (Original post by mc_miah)
    Nah, most of our year are already **** at the three staple languages , we probably couldn't bear learning really difficult ones like Russian or Japanese
    I think school pupils would look up to learning Japanese, Russian or Arabic.

    Japanese.
    The language from the country where Karate, Judo and later Kickboxing originated all of which are part of Mixed martial arts (MMA) a very popular sport in Britain.
    Japan also gave us Anime and Wagamama.

    Russian.
    Russia is the nearest non-EU country and potentially our nearest trading partner after Brexit. Also Russia is a land of tough people, Cossacks and strongmen and rich buisness people for young people to aspire to.

    Arabic
    Popular among Britain's many young muslims and those wanting to learn about the Middle East and the fastest growing religion.
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    The foreign language in state schools IS English.
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    Yes because Brexit will definitely cause that...
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    Ok give a good reason why Japanese should not replace French and Spanish etc?

    I can think of many reasons why it could:

    Japan has Powerful growing economy.

    Japanese culture is popular in Great Britain. Karate, Judo and Kickboxing originated from Japan and MMA a popular sport originated from Karate, Judo and KB. Anime art is very popular too. Pupils will enjoy learning Japanese for those reasons. What popular cultures do we share with EU countries? Very few.

    Wagamama is cool.

    Most car imports will be from Japan post Brexit.

    Getting into Japan for holiday, work or study will be no harder than getting into any EU country after Brexit.

    Taking French or Spanish etc to A level might not look so good on a CV from the eyes of a pro- Brexit employer.

    Ok yes you might have a valid argument over distance. A 10 hour flight to Tokyo is far more expensive and time consuming than a 2 hour flight to Europe.
    Because Spanish has 440 million speakers, French has 220 million speakers, and Japan has 120 million speakers...
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    (Original post by ambitious1999)
    when schools stop teaching french, german and spanish after brexit what modern languages should take their place?

    I think: Japanese russian and arabic could be taught in our state schools. What languages do you think should be taught?
    stop trolling and being an unmitigated idiot

    there are no plans to stop teaching french german or spanish

    its troll posters like you who make tsr rubbish.
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    (Original post by Acend1992)
    The foreign language in state schools IS English.
    How can English be a foreign language in English schools? English has been taught for hundreds of years as our native language.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    How can English be a foreign language in English schools? English has been taught for hundreds of years as our native language.
    You can't identify a joke, can you?
 
 
 
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