Language study is a European's right

25th December 1998 at 00:00
IF THE review of the national curriculum results in the curtailment of the study of modern languages (TES, December 11) 14 to 16-year-olds stand to lose more than just the educational experience of language lessons at school.

Entitlement to modern foreign languages is an equal-opportunities issue for our young people - the future citizens of Europe and the wider world.

Study of another language throughout secondary school can consolidate the basics of literacy laid down in the primary years.

Margaret Tumber, 415 Springfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex.

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