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Concern raised about international education activities in UK schools after Brexit

by Ray Clancy on January 11, 2019

Britain has never been known for its affinity with other languages in schools and now concerns are growing about international education activities after Brexit.

Almost half of state primary schools offer no international education activities and only a third of secondary schools offer international pupil exchanges which has prompted the British Council to call for change.

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The organisation, which represents British cultural and educational interests globally, wants all young people to be given the chance to build their international experience. It points out that language skills and cultural awareness will be vital for the post-Brexit economy.

But 45% of state primary schools offer no international education activities beyond the basics of language teaching, according to British Council research in 692 primary schools and 785 secondary schools in England. [click to continue…]

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