MINELRES: Eurolang articles: 4 -5 January 2005

MINELRES moderator minelres@lists.microlink.lv
Mon Jan 10 08:30:31 2005


Original sender: Simone Klinge <SimoneKlinge@gmx.net>


Dear Madam/ Sir,

we include a brief summary of the two latest articles published on
Eurolang.


COUNCIL OF EUROPE: 'SERIOUS STEP BACKWARDS' IN FRISIAN LANGUAGE
EDUCATION
Ljouwert/Leeuwarden 1/5/2005 by Onno P. Falkena

The Committee of Experts on the Charter for Regional and Minority
Languages of the Council of Europe has expressed its concern over recent
developments in the teaching of Frisian. A holistic and coherent
approach to the teaching of, and in, the Frisian language is still
lacking. The Committee of Experts is also concerned about the negative
attitude towards bilingualism in the Netherlands in general. 


BILINGUAL SLOVENE SCHOOL THREATENED BY GOVERNMENT CUTS 
Udin 1/4/2005 by Max Mauro

In 1984 the Slovene minority in the province of Udine did not have any
official recognition. In those days a group of people - teachers,
parents, and local administrators - decided to found a private school
where Slovene and Italian would be taught. Despite the verbal attacks by
Italian nationalists, particularly active in this area which borders
former Yugoslavia, a nursery school was started, followed by a primary
school with six children two years later. 


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