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Re: American Jingoism

From:jogloran <exponent@...>
Date:Saturday, February 16, 2002, 8:04

Count yourselves lucky!  In the US you rarely start a
foreign language until you're 14 to 16.  Attempts to
start younger are usually bilingual efforts in heavily
Spanish-speaking areas, where it is highly
controversial, because, *of course*, everybody should
learn English. :P

Wow, that's strange... most schools here in Australia have compulsory language learning in primary school (which is Kindergarten to 6th grade here), and at my high school, you are made to do 1 term each of French, German, Japanese and Latin in Year 7, then in Year 8 you get to choose one of them. Year 9 onwards, it's on an elective basis (you can if you want). At my primary school we got taught French, and I'm taking Japanese at school now. Imperative


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