Monday, June 13, 2005

Math and Modern Languages Are "Hard" Subjects

The Swedish government is proposing that math and modern languages be given extra weight in high school to encourage more students to study them. Apparently, students are focusing on courses which will give them high grades but little knowledge. Which languages? French, German, Spanish, Italian and Russian.
Sweden's education system is focusing on making sure Swedes can operate globally without having to resort to using interpreters. Although Swedes are doing very well with English, English only is not enough. What about Americans? Is English only enough?

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