Wednesday, June 03, 2009

British Academy recommends compulsory GCSE in foreign language for university admissions

. . . which is a fantastic idea. Details here.

I would hope that things would go even further. If this were to be a reality, then students would be taught formal grammar for a foreign language, but lack substantive formal grammar training in English. The one genuine surprise I have had since moving from the US to the UK is how little grammar students tend to be taught.

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