Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor II
Compulsory language lessons for new generations.
As an avid language-learner myself, I often question why my peers are so disinterested in the art of learning a foreign language. From beginning my secondary school it was complusory to learn either French or Spanish for the first two years. After that we were given an option to continue the course or drop it … many of who dropped.
Despite being British, I believe that the majority of native English speakers are quite lazy and closed to the idea of learning another language seeing as English is the most popular language to learn as a second language. Therefore I open this topic: should it be compulsory for young children (mainly in English-speaking countries) to be continuously taught a different language until their education is complete or should there still be choice in whether they continue or stop?
Both options offer positives and negatives, but which has more that can sustainably affect the development of the future generations’ prospects and opportunities?
Should Historical Content be Used Accurately on TV or Solely for Entertainment?
Although some programmes these days cleverly use a timeline in history to create a fictional story, which entices viewers to be curious about what the characters’ lives would be like in the time period. However, happenings and events from the time period are often altered to suit the plot of the episodes instead of the actual. Is this beneficial to the audience? Or should we be given historical truths to aid us to expand our own knowledge of history?