Saturday, September 18, 2010
The Telegraph has an article here from a few days ago on Georgia's plan to make English the most well-known foreign language in the country and through that distance itself somewhat from Russia's sphere of influence. It will be interesting to watch, but grandiose plans like this are always tougher to enact in practice than in theory. First of all, Georgia's position makes this a tough task to carry out in the first place as local geography almost always seems to trump international factors. For example:
Georgian TV would also broadcast more English-language films with subtitles in order to help older people get used to hearing English spoken, he added.