Quebec creating new system to determine English schooling

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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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A Good initiative Aug 29, 2010

I read this news many time. The contents indicates well how to effectively manage with English as the second language study in any other countries.

Soonthon Lupkitaro


 

Mårten Engelberg  Identity Verified
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In what way? Aug 29, 2010

Hello khun-Soonthon,

Don't you think this particular development might be more connected to English as a _first_ language?

Not knowing anything much about the situation in other countries, I would guess that it's relatively rare for English to be seen as a threat to the respective majority languages there, nor to expect state-paid education in their (minority) language (even though I know there are examples of the latter). But I love to know more about this.

All the best,
Mårten


 

Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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Never a threat Aug 30, 2010

Dear Mårten. I am sorry If I have confused you with my comments. I never feel English a threat to other majority languages. All non-English speaking countries spend large amount of budgets and resources to improve their English level (the case in Canada is not) since English is the international tongue even on this Internet. I specially admire the Philippines and Singapore (near my home country) on their commanding English proficiency. Most former countries in the British Commonwealth have good exposure to English. This is good for their higher educational system and activities. But majority of local (and ethnic) people are still have limited opportunities to master English e.g. in India. That is, English in very corners of the world has its own features yet to be harmonized.

Soonthon Lupkitaro


 


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