HC Deb 17 May 1928 vol 217 c1192
20. Mr. FENBY (for Mr. HARRIS)

asked the President of the Board of Education if he is satisfied with the provision made in our education system for the teaching of foreign languages; and whether, in order to keep our foreign trade, he will satisfy himself that in all industrial centres there are ample facilities for instruction in French, Spanish, and German, so that our trades will have men and women on their staffs properly trained in foreign languages?


I think that there is room for improvement in the teaching of modern languages, and I hope to include this subject in the inquiry into education for salesmanship which the Board are about to undertake under the programme of inquiries which I recently outlined in my reply to the Emmott Committee.

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