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A bi-lingual Iceland by 2015?

According to Morgunbladid, a new report by the “Future Commission” of the Icelandic Chamber of Commerce calls for better instruction in English within the Icelandic educational system.

The report says Icelanders should aim to be bi-lingual and speak English as well as Icelandic. Instruction should commence at the earliest stages of the education system when children have the greatest facility for learning languages. The Icelandic school system should also adopt internationally recognized standardized tests used in assessing applications for university.

The report further recommended that by 2015 certain parts of the curriculum in the Icelandic school system should be taught in English in order to open access to a greater selection of educational media and to enable foreign teachers to practice in Iceland.

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