Teach foreign languages


THE Government and the Higher Education Department should consider teaching foreign languages in our education system.
Some examples are learning of Japanese, Basaha for Indonesia, and other foreign languages such as Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese, Greek, Latin and others.
They should introduce that so students get to choose their preferred language they want to learn apart from their major subjects.
This should only take place at tertiary institutions.
In an era where globalisation is inevitable, and terrorism and transnational crimes are on the rise, we will need to know foreign languages.
We will need to know more about foreign languages as PNG opens up her doors to different countries around the world for trade and other relations.
This is just an opinion I developed after seeing that PNG has been and will be dealing with people and countries that do not have the English language as their first language.

Jonathan Mok, NGV


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