700 Reasons: Reason #409

Reason: 409
In a multilingual world a modern language has enormous benefit to offer all students at primary or secondary school, regardless of their age or their aptitude, their starting- or their finishing point, and including those with special needs. The benefit arises from their being enabled to access and interact with real people who speak and use other languages; and to engage with relevant, interesting and up-to-date information presented by modern means
Scottish Executive, Ministerial Action Group on Languages (2000) Citizens of a Multilingual World: Key Issues (www.scotland.gov.uk-library3-education-mwki-07.asp)
Related Keywords:
Accessibility, Communication, Information acquisition, Networking, Secondary sector, Technology