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English Taken as Second Language in One in Nine British Schools

by Himabindu Venkatakrishnan on  February 3, 2014 at 12:15 PM Education News   - G J E 4
English is now chosen a second language for most of the children in more than one in nine schools in Britain.

According to express.co.uk, in some schools as many as 14 different languages are being spoken, and children arriving at the age of five have no experience in English.
 English Taken as Second Language in One in Nine British Schools
English Taken as Second Language in One in Nine British Schools
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The number of pupils who have English as their second language is reported to have risen by a fifth to almost 1.1 million in the past five years.

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A spokeswoman for the Department for Education said that they were determined that all children, whatever their background get a first-class education.

She added that their reforms to the education system, and the hard work of heads and teachers, are ensuring that last week figures showed that a quarter of a million fewer children are being taught in failing secondary schools than three years ago, the report added.



Source: ANI
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