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Translation…not so helpful!


The British government is concerned about local councils translating everything into the language of the local immigrants, thus keeping them from learning English.

This happens worldwide…Chinatown in Toronto, Cabramatta in Sydney, Koreatown in Los Angeles.  Why would many migrants take the time to  learn English when they can get the information they need in their native language?

And the cost of is high. It is estimated that local councils in England spent £100m on translation.  Imagine the number of Englishlink lessons they could have bought!

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