Save Community Languages Campaign
Given the need to turbocharge trade with India to create jobs and opportunities for British businesses, losing language skills in India’s key languages is a serious concern. Gareth Thomas MP
Petition: Save declining Community languages
Qualifications in Community languages are falling sharply. Minister’s failure to invest in these languages is leading to a marked decline in the number of students taking exams. The Government needs to provide proper financial support to help local communities and schools.
Since 2015, there has been a 22% decline in students studying Gujarati at GCSE Level and a 30% decline in those studying Urdu. The figures also show even more dramatic reductions in students obtaining Punjabi and Bengali GCSES with an over 39% and 51% decline respectively. These four languages combined are spoken by approximately 480 million people worldwide.
Please join this campaign to ensure the Government put vital investment in Community languages: