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Languages Open Doors - A Strategy for Promoting Foreign Languages in Primary and Secondary Education, and Training 2005-2009

Historical archive

Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Education and Research

The Knowledge Promotion has given the pupils an opportunity to choose between several languages at lower secondary school. In addition to German, French, Russian or Spanish, or any other foreign language the school is able to offer, the pupil may choose in-depth studies in English or Norwegian.

 

From the autumn of 2007 in-depth studies in Sami will also be possible. Recent statistics show that in the autumn of 2006 about 20,000 more pupils chose a second foreign language at lower secondary school compared to earlier years. In other words, roughly five out of six pupils choose foreign languages. By far the greatest majority of those who choose in-depth language studies choose English. In sum, this is an extensive national foreign language promotion designed to open doors for many people.

Languages Open Doors - A Strategy for Promoting Foreign Languages in Primary and Secondary Education, and Training 2005-2009