31st January 2003 at 00:00
* How sad that your correspondents debate the merits of learning languages while, in the same issue, Mabel Davis pleads for more flexibility in placing deaf children (TES, January 10). How many secondary schools teach sign language to hearing pupils? What? Not one? Not even a specialist language college?

Chris Johnson 103 Links Road Cullercoats North Shields

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