Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Number of WA schools teaching languages other than English falls by almost one-third

“The number of West Australian public schools teaching a language other than English has fallen dramatically, with the State Government scoffing at suggestions funding cuts are to blame.

Answers to questions in State Parliament have revealed just 377 public schools are teaching a language other than English in 2015, down from 523 last year.

That figure represents a 28 per cent drop in 12 months and means that less than half of public schools in WA are now teaching a language other than English.”

Read more @ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-09/big-drop-in-number-of-wa-schools-teaching-languages/6760132

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