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Re: American Jingoism

From:Almaran Dungeonmaster <dungeonmaster@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 19, 2002, 11:45
> In California (if this wasnt mentioned), in order to > get in to college in the CSU system, one has to take a > minimum of two years of foreign language, and they > have to be the same language. The UC system requires 4 > years i believe.
In The Netherlands, where we have different levels of high school (ages 12-16/18), they teach at least English (3-6 years) and German (3-5 years), and on all but the lowest levels also French (3-6 years). On the Gymnasium, Latin (4-6 years) and Ancient Greek (3-5 years) are compulsory as well. Other languages I have seen taught in high school, though never compulsory, were Spanish, Russian, Italian, Chinese and Japanese, usually for up to 2 years. Most elementary schools (ages 6-12) teach one or two years of introductory english as well in the later classes, and some (like mine) even do some German and/or French. Maarten