Points of view

18th July 2003 at 01:00
* YOU suggest population size as a reason for international differences in reading (TES, July 4). But what about varying difficulty of different written languages? Languages such as Italian are almost fully phonetic which must make reading easier. The fact that Japanese children are near the top of the list suggests written Japanese is not too difficult for native speakers.

Joan Dean Lakeside House, 70A Waterloo Road, Wokingham

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today