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Reader feedback: More money needed

Re: Foreign-language level in schools low, Volume 11, Number 5, February 7 - February 13, 2005

I come from a village in northern Slovakia where I know it is a problem to attract quality language teachers.

There are not that many people willing to work for so little pay when they can use their language abilities abroad or in the private sector.

So more money needs to be put into education.

Spending on educating language teachers themselves through stays abroad would be good.

Teachers need to be up-to-date in what they teach otherwise their teaching methods may be irrelevant to the young people in their classrooms.

As to the idea of dubbing films on TV, I think this would be unfair on my parents' generation.

They never really had any language education (apart from Russian) and it would be too difficult for them to learn a new one now.

But for young people who are learning languages there should be a choice to watch foreign language programmes in the original language.

There should definitely be more programmes (documentaries, films, kids programmes) in the original language, with subtitles, on TV in Slovakia.

Viera,
Luxembourg

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