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'Pupils should ditch French and German and study Mandarin instead': David Cameron wants education ties with China 'dramatically strengthened'

Post  gerber on Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:28 am

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[*]PM plans to double number of Chinese language assistants in UK by 2016
[*]Will increase funding to schools for providing Mandarin training
[*]The aim is to double number of Chinese learners in Britain to 400,000


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Just very grateful he hasn't done a kiss the Husky again, otherwise this would read learn Inuit.

DC has lost it this time.
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Post  gerber on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:24 pm

Sister Mary wrote:Lez has pulled.  Get in there son.
You sound surprised.

Isn't it the dodgey duo take three  lol!
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Post  Bert Assirati on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:25 pm

Puriel wrote:It is spoken the most of that I agree, hence my point on many Brits holding some antiquated and arrogant belief everyone should speak English in their company. It is very lazy to be honest and rude.
Sorry chum, many disagree with you.  Also, many Brits speak differently languages but do so awfully.

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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:26 pm

Eilzel wrote:It is, but there is still an arrogance about the English (myself included) that leads us to not even consider it worth learning another language- though I intend to learn Thai when I go back Smile

And regardless of that; it still makes far more sense in every way to learn Chinese over French or German.
In time I believe people will have no choice here and will need to speak another language to further their careers.

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Post  ALLAKAKA on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:27 pm

Sister Mary wrote:I've just been in the Ben Gazi, strangling a darkie and reading the current bun.  Page three has a great pair of Bristols.

 Did you use The Huffington post for karzi paper ?
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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:28 pm

Sister Mary wrote:Sorry chum, many disagree with you.  Also, many Brits speak differently languages but do so awfully.
That is the problem is it not, that people disagree and want to get by on being lazy by not learning another language, they expect others to speak English

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Post  gerber on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:28 pm

Urdu, Polish, Romanian, Latvian, Patois

ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL 

Time to get England back.
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Post  Tess on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:29 pm

Puriel wrote:In time I believe people will have no choice here and will need to speak another language to further their careers.
But life would be so much easier if everyone just spoke English!

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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:30 pm

@Tess wrote:But life would be so much easier if everyone just spoke English!

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I imagine it would, but I doubt this will be the case in the future!

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Post  Shady on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:31 pm

Puriel wrote:It is spoken the most of that I agree, hence my point on many Brits holding some antiquated and arrogant belief everyone should speak English in their company. It is very lazy to be honest and rude.
Wow Puriel,interesting thoughts you have regarding the English language.

Do you think that English language in the UK should be made the second language of all UK citizens?
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Post  ALLAKAKA on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:35 pm

 Good news then , there will be English Community centres springing up everywhere ,where the English will get free Chinese lessons , lots of facilities , computers ect , plenty of funding and lottery grant money pouring in. 
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Post  Shady on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:36 pm

Puriel wrote:That is the problem is it not, that people disagree and want to get by on being lazy by not learning another language, they expect others to speak English
We used to have a poster on here called Sexy Mama who claimed to be an immigration lawyer.However,her command of the English language was poor which basically blew her story out of the water.But that's besides the point,do you feel that foreigners living the UK should learn to speak English to an acceptable standard?
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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:37 pm

@Shady wrote:Wow Puriel,interesting thoughts you have regarding the English language.

Do you think that English language in the UK should be made the second language of all UK citizens?
No, why should it be?
We are talking about a second language for British people to learn.

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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:39 pm

@Shady wrote:We used to have a poster on here called Sexy Mama who claimed to be an immigration lawyer.However,her command of the English language was poor which basically blew her story out of the water.But that's besides the point,do you feel that foreigners living the UK should learn to speak English to an acceptable standard?
You don't need to have a good command of the English language to be a lawyer, they give out degrees willy nilly these days.

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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:40 pm

As to your other point most foreigners do have a very good level of English to an acceptable standard, better than some English people, of which the later I would be more concerned about!

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Post  Shady on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:42 pm

Puriel wrote:As to your other point most foreigners do have a very good level of English to an acceptable standard, better than some English people, of which the later I would be more concerned about!
No,I think you're wrong there.

Maybe you're clasping at straws?
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Post  Shady on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:43 pm

Puriel wrote:You don't need to have a good command of the English language to be a lawyer, they give out degrees willy nilly these days.
That's besides the point.
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Post  gerber on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:45 pm

Puriel wrote:You don't need to have a good command of the English language to be a lawyer, they give out degrees willy nilly these days.
Maybe your degree is a willy willy one but I can assure you a legal degree has to be worked for, and a good understanding of erudition if not Latin, Greek and French  the core languages of the world
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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:45 pm

@Shady wrote:No,I think you're wrong there.

Maybe you're clasping at straws?

It is your choice to believe I am wrong.
I do believe that all should and I believe many do, not all of them.
So lets reverse this question, we know countless Brits work abroad, do you think many even speak a second language?

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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:46 pm

@gerber wrote:Maybe your degree is a willy willy one but I can assure you a legal degree has to be worked for, and a good understanding of erudition if not Latin, Greek and French  the core languages of the world

Do you have one then?

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Post  Shady on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:47 pm

Puriel wrote:No, why should it be?
We are talking about a second language for British people to learn.
Well that's what you were clearly insinuating in your previous posts.

But I'll put that mistake down to you being new on the site & inexperienced in life. And maybe you ought to think a bit more about what you are saying.
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Post  Shady on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:48 pm

Puriel wrote:
It is your choice to believe I am wrong.
I do believe that all should and I believe many do, not all of them.
So lets reverse this question, we know countless Brits work abroad, do you think many even speak a second language?
Yes,many of them do speak a foreign language.I speak several.
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Post  ALLAKAKA on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:48 pm

 I think it is HOMOPHOBIC to ask Gerber if she's got a Willy.ROFL 
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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:52 pm

@Shady wrote:Well that's what you were clearly insinuating in your previous posts.

But I'll put that mistake down to you being new on the site & inexperienced in life. And maybe you ought to think a bit more about what you are saying.
My you do have a high opinion of yourself and thanks for the tip, but is of little use to me!

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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:53 pm

@Shady wrote:Yes,many of them do speak a foreign language.I speak several.
Do they and you base this view on what exactly?

Well done if you do yourself.

So what do you excel in?
Cockney, Manc, Brummie?

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Post  Tess on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:56 pm

Puriel wrote:No, why should it be?
We are talking about a second language for British people to learn.
Well that would probably be Urdu.
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