Giving attention to planning of second language policy
Focusing on second language policy
Bilingualism is most successful when it is rooted in languages that are used on a daily basis, at home or in the local community. In other words, the intellectual development of people living in Brittany would benefit more from learning Breton and French than English and French, despite the 'usefulness' of a widely-used language like English.
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