Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Nick Clegg la Western Mail:

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg is confident that children growing up in a bilingual Wales will find it easier to learn future languages.

Together with his wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, he is raising his two children to speak English and Spanish.

The 41-year-old speaker of five languages said: “If children learn more than one language in school and at home they then tend to be able to be able to learn additional languages more easily. I don’t believe learning Welsh as well as English will serve as detriment to wider language learning.

“All the experience is quite the reverse – it removes the fear that some children have of learning languages.” ...

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