Category Archives: English in Switzerland

Swiss push to put English first in schools

Switzerland, which boasts four official languages, is agonising about how to reconcile its multilingual pride and multicultural traditions with the global advance of English. The Guardian, November 16, 2000. Read the whole article… Advertisements

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English as a must?

This article discusses the role of English in Switzerland in education and the workplace, how it complicates sense of identity, and whether it should become an official language. WRS, 29 November, 2007. Read the whole article…

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Swiss shun French for English

Switzerland’s largest canton is considering making English the first foreign language to be taught in schools in place of French. At present students in the mainly German-speaking canton of Zurich take up French at the age of 11 and English … Continue reading

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