We won the world cup!

Yes, we won the world cup so we can also learn English. In El País today (leading Spanish newspaper) Fernando Galván reflects on why the Spanish still struggle with learning English. His broad conclusions are that it is due more to Franco’s policies of refusing anything in the media in original language (mainly for censorship purposes) with the result that most Spaniards have little contact still with the language outside of class. He is, however, hopeful for the future: it takes time to change but new bilingual programmes etc in schools should help that process in the not too distant future. The article is at http://www.elpais.com/articulo/opinion/espanoles/nos/da/mal/ingles/elpepuopi/20100719elpepiopi_11/Tes

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