Have Your Say: Benefits of bilingualism
B JONES (Have Your Say, Sept 23) totally ignores the point I was making in my letter. When Neath Port Talbot released their press statement, it gave the impression that they had some sort of strategy for safeguarding Welsh. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Their own research found that 48 per cent of parents would choose Welsh-medium education for their children if it were available, but they don't intend acting upon it. I would imagine that when Carwyn Jones said he wanted to see a "fully-bilingual Wales" that he was looking to the future education of our children, not actually expecting it to happen next Tuesday.
We should be getting away from the idea that children are somehow "forced" to speak Welsh, and concentrate on the educational benefits of bilingualism. The majority of people in the world speak two or more languages and will alternate between them at different times.
R S Campbell
NOTE: We are now drawing a line under the current language debate which has been running in these pages recently.