Danish two year olds face language test
The Local · 2 Oct 2016, 15:16
Published: 02 Oct 2016 15:16 GMT+02:00
There is already a compulsory language programme in place of 15 – 30 hours per week for three year olds, but Left Party minister for education and gender equality, Ellen Trane Nørby wants to extend the the current system, which will apply to children regardless of whether their parents work or stay at home.
Children who do not reached the required language standard, but whose parents refuse a preschool place for them risk a possible reduction in their state support, reports Jyllands-Posten.
“We have some Danish children who are Danish citizens, who are lagging behind. We must intervene and set some specific requirements to ensure their better integration than we have achieved so far,” Nørby told the newspaper.
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