should we study Aboriginal languages in schools? (argumentative writing)?
I’m going for (against). I need 3 reasons for why we shouldn’t study indigenous Australian languages in schools.
I disagree with you, but never let THAT stop me, so;
- small languages should disappear so that, by everybody using one and the same language, everybody will (some day) be able to communicate with everybody else
- to an extent language is part of identity. Aboriginals lost their identity long long ago, so that their language is irrelevant now
- because there is SO much knowledge, students have to spend years in schools learning just a fraction of the knowledge that exists. To add more subjects to the curriculum would be to the detriment of the other subjects OR force the students to spend more time studying. Therefore the merits of any study subject must be weighed; aboriginal languages are too lightweight in that sense
- the natural order of learning things does not match the order in which things are taught. Children intuitively learn language at a VERY early age (just like swimming, in fact) but schooling starts when the child is already several years old. It therefore stands to reason that language learning should not be a school subject, in the sense that the learning of said language is STARTED in school; it goes against the natural order of things.
There ya go; FOUR reasons.
Australia’s Lost Languages
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