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Compulsory Language Lessons in England: Many teachers “ill-equipped”

A new research showed that around 23 per cent of primary schools in England had teachers whose highest language qualification was a GCSE, according to a report by BBC News. The results of the research come as all primary schools in the country are expected to provide language lessons to students from seven to 11 years old starting September.

The research suggests that primary schools are increasingly becoming ill-equipped to teach language to their students. According to BBC, the study said many primary schools did “not have access to teaching staff with specialist training in the teaching of languages to young children.”

Around 31 per cent of primary schools had teachers with an A-level in a foreign language while only 30 per cent had staff with a language degree.

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Advantage of education in a child’s early years

Perhaps you were made to discover the world called education in your early childhood. At around age three (3), you perhaps were already attending a pre-school or any equivalent educational institution. A child would then enter kindergarten, primary school and secondary school, and then may opt to continue his educational pursuit in a university. A child would then have learned a number of things like solving equations or writing an essay.

Education is defined as the formal process of acquiring knowledge and skills. True, a child could learn from his parents, who are his first teachers. But the formal process of learning only commences when a child starts going to school. Some people do not understand why children have to go to school at such a young age. They perhaps think that it would not be beneficial for a child to study at a young age. They perhaps think that they are too young to face the rigors of formal education. Read the rest of this entry