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joefoxon1
640912.  Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:20 am Reply with quote

Wales /ˈweɪlz/ (Welsh: Cymru; pronounced /ˈkəmrɨ/) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom, bordered by England to its east, and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to its west. Wales has a population estimated at three million and is officially bilingual; both Welsh and English have equal status and bilingual signs are the norm throughout the land. For the majority English is their only language, although the once-steady decline in Welsh speaking has reversed over recent years, with the total of Welsh speakers currently estimated to be around 20% of the population

 
monzac
640914.  Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:27 am Reply with quote

Bilingual education: In Australia, some schools teach bilingual programs which cater to children speaking languages other than English. Baldauf explains that these programs are now beginning to benefit from more government support. Bilingual education for Indigenous students, however, has only received intermittent official backing. In the Northern Territory, for example, bilingual programs for Indigenous students were begun with Federal Government support in the early 1970s but by December 1998 the Northern Territory Government had announced its decision to shift $3 million away from the 21 bilingual programs to a Territory-wide program teaching English as a second language. Within 12 months though the government had softened its position. Most bilingual programs were allowed to continue under the guise of two-way education. Then on 24 August 2005, the Minister for Employment, Education and Training announced that the government would be "revitalising bi-lingual education" at 15 Community Education Centres: Alekerange, Angurugu, Borroloola, Gapuwiyak, Gunbalunya, Kalkaringi, Lajamanu, Maningrida, Milingimbi, Ramingining, Ngkurr, Shepherdson College, Numbulwar, Yirrkala and Yuendumu. This revitalisation is conceived as part of an effort aimed at "providing effective education from pre-school through to senior secondary at each of the Territory’s 15 Community Education Centres". As Harris & Devlin (1986) observe, “Aboriginal bilingual education in Australia represents much more than a range of education programs. It has been a measure of non-Aboriginal commitment to either assimilation or cultural pluralism”. In 2008 it again shifted with the government attempting to force the nine remaining bilingual schools to teach the first four hours of classes in English.

 
joefoxon1
641747.  Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:23 am Reply with quote

Iestyn Harris (born 25 June 1976 in Oldham, Greater Manchester) is Welsh former rugby league footballer, who is currently an assistant coach of the Celtic Crusaders. Harris is a former Man of Steel winner and has also represented Wales on numerous occasions at both codes of rugby. He was named coach of the Wales national rugby league team toward the end of the 2009 season.

By the way, Joshua. This is our game. You can start one of your own in another thread.

 
monzac
642154.  Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:53 am Reply with quote

Can you name the 2009/2010 English Premier League footballers by their description? is an example of a game at Sporcle.com, the trivia website.

 
joefoxon1
642158.  Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:32 am Reply with quote

The winner after 34 posts, monzac! Well played.

 
monzac
642164.  Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:37 am Reply with quote

Woo hoo! I wasn't sure if I'd played my hand right :)

*victory dance*

Who's up for another game? Maybe there are other players now, eg Joshua?

 
Josie
795552.  Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:08 am Reply with quote

Repost the rules for newcomers?

 

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