HC Deb 10 March 1964 vol 691 cc28-9W
44. Mr. Godman Irvine

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are being taken in the schools in Fiji to encourage the use of the English language.

Mr. Sandys

English is taught as a second language from the first year in school and is usually the medium of instruction from the fifth year. Regular vacation refresher and coaching courses in the teaching of English have been organised, specially prepared teaching aids have been distributed, and broadcast lessons concentrate on the teaching of English. Several teachers have attended British Council courses in this country.

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