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dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Dianeen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-24T22:03:45Z
dc.date.available2015en_NZ
dc.date.available2017-10-24T22:03:45Z
dc.date.issued2015en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationJohnson, D. (2015). The provision of European languages in Anglophone contexts: Aotearoa/New Zealand in focus. Scottish Languages Review, (29), 41–54.en
dc.identifier.issn1756-039Xen_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/11428
dc.description.abstractThe provision of European languages within the New Zealand education system is discussed here in the context of the origins and evolution of language education in the country and the various problems that have been associated with it. These problems include the fact that any discussion of languages inevitably raises issues concerning the endangered status of Māori, the indigenous language of the country, issues which have the potential to highlight deep divisions within society. Hence, there is an unwillingness on the part of successive governments to engage seriously in debate about language needs and aspirations. Only a very small percentage of students at any level of the education system study languages other than English and Māori. Although European languages are studied by over half of those who do study languages, there is very little choice in terms of the European languages on offer. Furthermore, public opinion favours the teaching and learning of Asian and Pacific languages. In fact, two of the languages on offer that originated in Europe, French and Spanish, may have retained their position, in part, because they are, for many New Zealanders, at least as strongly associated with the Pacific and Pacific Rim countries where they are spoken as they are with their countries of origin.en_NZ
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dc.rightsThis article is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives 4.0 International Licence.
dc.subjectEuropean languagesen_NZ
dc.subjectlanguage studyen_NZ
dc.subjectlanguage policy and planningen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealand educationen_NZ
dc.titleThe provision of European languages in Anglophone contexts: Aotearoa/New Zealand in focusen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.relation.isPartOfScottish Languages Reviewen_NZ
pubs.begin-page41
pubs.elements-id121380
pubs.end-page54
pubs.issue29en_NZ


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