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Media: BBC: Language teaching pilot 'working'

Submitter: Karen Chung

Submitter Email: karchung@ntu.edu.tw
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition

Media Body: The BBC Website Wednesday, 13 July, 2005

Language teaching pilot 'working'

A pilot scheme promoting modern languages in primary schools is proving
successful, Ofsted inspectors say.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4675941.stm


Karen Chung
http://ccms.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/
http://lists.topica.com/lists/phonetics/
Issue Number: 16.2176
Date Posted: July 15, 2005

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