Victorian schools are placing a new emphasis on bilingual education.
The Premier Ted Baillieu wants to make second language learning compulsory for most students starting in 2015. But this is just another in a long line of language learning efforts. Why are English speakers so persistently monolingual?
UWA linguist Daniel Midgley learns more on this week’s Talk the Talk.
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