Scotland slashes number of foreign-language assistants in classrooms

11/14/2011 | BBC

Scottish schools employ native speakers as part-time employees to help students learn foreign languages, but in the past six years, the British Council Scotland has cut those positions by 80%. Critics say the government risks having students fall behind in their foreign-language skills and squandering an investment Scotland has made in preparing children for a more global economy. The victim of budget cuts, the programme allowed up to three schools to share the cost of a native speaker for £7,911 per year.

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