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Sleepless in Fulham: Rambling and gambling by David Young
Monday, 12 March 2007
I've had my say at last!
Topic: Misc.

Sorry about the long hiatus. No great reason for it. I've one more piece about climate change to compose before I give it a rest, but for now I wish to report that I've finally had a comment quoted on the BBC's 'Have your say' page. I've written in about four times before, on topics relating to politics and never once been quoted. But on the subject of

Should all seven-year-olds be taught languages?

I've got this to say:


Added: Monday, 12 March, 2007, 13:14 GMT 13:14 UK

Children should definitely learn a foreign language in school. But not just French! Other languages, such as Portuguese, Spanish and Arabic are far more useful. We need more teachers in those.

David Young, London


There seem to be a lot of people in the thread expressing their frustration with the way that English is taught in this country. I'm of the view that learning a foreign language can actually help you to understand your own. 

_ DY at 7:49 PM BST
Updated: Wednesday, 14 March 2007 1:09 PM BST
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Tuesday, 13 March 2007 - 11:24 AM BST

Name: "anonymous"

The reason why you have only just been published is because you are a crank and it is obvious to anyone that reads your "work".

In the same period of time I have been published more than 10 times on the BBC and the Guardian.

Wouldn't it be better for English children to start learning to speak English? Properly!

Looking forward to your "final" piece on climate change. Read Monbiot.,,2032575,00.html

Another bubble (solar variation) has burst for you.

What else are you an expert on?

Chin up, there's always cards. Look at all those pensioners in poker games earning their keep. Ooops! 

Thank you for casting your selective eye over this post. xxx 

Wednesday, 14 March 2007 - 5:14 PM BST

Name: "David Young"

Does anyone else think that language teaching in British schools is too focused on French? What other languages should be taught? DY

Thursday, 15 March 2007 - 11:34 AM BST

Name: "anonymous"

I fink that Inglish shud be teached. No wot I meen?

Like when yor anglo-saxun ancesters kolonized sarf scotch land and told the kelts to be inglish or shuv off norf.

You iz a sasanach wiv to much time on is ands for wich the devul is findin werk.

Get a reel job and start kontributin to sosiete insted of this bolux.

Saturday, 17 March 2007 - 2:54 AM BST

Name: "anonymous"

I found you.Page 38. You are one of the only people who are recommended by 0 people.

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