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What language(s) would a child learn in YN?

Postby Ezmwalia » Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:32 am

In many countries around the world, children are encouraged, either by family, the school system, or international prospects, to learn various different languages. Sometimes, their full curricular activities through school will be focused on one language, or sometimes there will be multiple taught at different age levels. In YN, what languages are taught to children and when?


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Ezmwalia is a country of various different languages. The Lands of Ezmwalia each have their own local languages, for the most part under the umbrella of the Ezmwalian Language Family and Dialect Continuum. A child from the Land of Lower Byopo, for example, may be expected to learn Byopolo from an early age. As the younger generations are growing up, however, and sedentary life within Ezmwalia appears to be changing to a much more pan-Ezmwalian identity, many children are instead learning Standard Ezmwalian, detailed below, in place of their Mother Tongue.

Public School System: Standard Ezmwalian
Standard Ezmwalian is the standardised form of Ezmwalian taught in schools across Ezmwalia. It shares similarities with all of the other Ezmwalian languages, thus making it fairly easy to transition into for students only taught a local Mother Tongue from birth, while also being different enough to cause the curriculum to encourage a gradual easing out of Local/Mother Language teaching and into Standard Ezmwalian teaching through school.

High School Electives -> Later Education: English
English is considered an excellent language of international business for Ezmwalians. However, given the size of the Ezmwalian market for internal trade, it is generally only undertaken as an elective course in High School or as a Tertiary Education course for budding international business students.
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Postby Jarvikan » Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:33 am

German.When they get to year 6,they must learn Swedish and english.For GCSEs,they can learn Dutch,Danish,Norwegian,Finnish or Polish.For A level,they can learn Czech,Slovak,Italian,Greek,Serbian or Turkish
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Postby Pulsroth » Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:36 am

In all Pulsrothi schools, students are taught in the English language from age 5, no matter their ethnic background.

Mahêalani, Pulsroth's native Polynesian language is widely taught as a second language in high school settings (Between the ages of 11 and 17)

Welsh is also taught as a mandatory class in areas where Welsh is still used, and as an optional course everywhere else in colleges and universities.
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Postby National Capitalist United States » Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:44 am

English, but they may also learn what is considered a "nordic language" by the goverment, if their parents have the money
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Postby Omarios » Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:45 am

Arabic, as it is the main language in Omarios.
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Postby Anatoliyanskiy » Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:49 am

in Anatoliyanskiy, English is the primary language taught in schoolrooms, and all classes are mostly taught in this language. However, the school curriculum of the states of Eastern Anatoliyanskiy and Hoarisla include Russian as a mandatory language for children to learn in grades 2-8, at least. Russian is also taught in some school districts in other parts of Anatoliyanskiy as well. Surdanan is a mandatory language for students to learn in the state of Surdana, and they start learning the language all the way in kindergarten. Other languages are also taught in specific minority schools, such as Chinese and Arabic.
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Postby Pilipinas and Malaya » Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:52 am

Normally, a child would be taught at least three of the four main languages (those being Filipino, Malay, Cantonese and Indonesian) + English. If their parents are interested in taking them to extracurriculars, the most common languages would be Korean, Japanese, Dutch and Chinese.
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Postby Esperantujo 2 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:45 am

All children must know the majority language Esperanto. They may also learn the main minority language Pastarra, the classical language Sindarin and Tok Pisin. Research is being undertaken into teaching the second minority language Charma.

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Postby Drew Durrnil » Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:47 am

Durrnilian (conlang), English, and Lœdian (our version of German).
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Postby Silvedania » Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:50 am

Silvedanian(conlang), and then maybe English. The two most common foreign language programs are English and French.
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Postby Quartia and Karafuto » Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:57 am

In early life, people can learn their native language. There are over 10 native languages in Q&K, and many more brought in by immigrant families.
Starting at age 5, children learn Korean or Japanese. The former was the most popular choice until recently, but as Japanese is becoming more of an international language for Asia, more and more Quartians are learning it.
In high school and beyond, anyone who hasn't learned Korean or Japanese will usually take that, and if they want to learn another language, popular choices include Chinese, English, Spanish, Malay, and Arabic.
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Postby HUElavia » Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:06 am

Depending on region, it can be any as follows: Portuguese, Spanish, Hueti, Italian, French, Russian, Basque, German, Galician, Japanese, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Arabic, or Igbo. All these would apply from birth to first year in school.

Then, they would learn English (everywhere) and either Portuguese or Spanish (depending on which half of the country one lives in).

By the time each student graduates, they know at least 3 languages.
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Postby Cordovian peoples » Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:09 am

The cordovian language is taught across the nation but by the end of a child’s formal education career near 25 years they are required to speak and write in 3 languages local languages are also spoken throughout but cordovian is the tounge of alkoro

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Postby Nancivania » Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:14 am

All children are taught Nanceaux from the start of their education at age 6 regardless of ethnic background. A variety of other languages serve as optional courses in later years. Large amounts of pressure are placed on learning Pacifian, the de-facto world language at some point. It is mandatory to learn in several coastal provinces and the Capital Orka
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Postby Dayganistan » Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:15 am

The primary language of instruction in all schools nation wide is Persian. English courses become mandatory in the second grade through to the 12th grade. From 8th grade to 12th grade, students must study an additional foreign language. The options are generally Turkish, Arabic, Hindustani, Russian, French, German and Spanish. Some schools may not be able to offer all of these options, however. Upon completion of schooling, a student can, in theory, be expected to have an advanced knowledge of English and an upper intermediate knowledge of their chosen second foreign language.
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Postby New Visayan Islands » Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:39 am

Language education in the Confederation varies according to the stage of a child's education:

Early years
The first six years of basic education for a Visayan child would have them learning English and the language (or either of two languages in the case of the Province of Negros) of the territory they are in. The local languages are as follows:
  • District of Humabon - Cebuano
  • Province of Bohol - Cebuano
  • Province of Cebu - Cebuano
  • Province of Leyte - Waray
  • Province of Marinduque - Tagalog
  • Province of Mindoro - Tagalog
  • Province of Negros - Cebuano OR Hiligaynon
  • Province of Palawan - Tagalog*
  • Province of Panay - Hiligaynon
  • Province of Romblon - Romblomanon
  • Province of Samar - Waray
  • Province of Siquijor - Cebuano

* A proposal to make Cuyonon Palawan's second provincial language has recently gained traction and is expected to pass muster before the year ends.

At the secondary level, enrollment season before entering the seventh grade (which is considered the first of four years in junior high school) is where your Visayan student has the choice of picking one of the Confederation's other two official languages (Spanish OR Mandarin); this carries over all the way to the end of the twelfth grade (which is the second and final year of senior high school).

Language electives are common enough in Visayan colleges that all but the smallest such colleges offer at least five languages as electives; this is where a Visayan student who wishes to round out all three official languages would pick the language they missed out at the secondary level. Consequently, Spanish and Mandarin are always present in any foreign language syllabus; the top five most popular foreign languages are French, Japanese, German, Russian, and Cantonese.

Cultural and Liturgical
Depending on a Visayan student's cultural and/or religious heritage, they may also learn other languages.
  • Visayan Muslims and Jews, for example, would learn Arabic or Hebrew whether through formal education in a madrassah or yeshiva or through liturgical instruction.
  • Where Japanese is not seen as a foreign language, proficiency in that language is typically associated with the Kirishitan community.
  • With Catholicism the majority religion in the Confederation and COVID-19 lockdowns indirectly sparking an interest in the Traditional Latin Mass, Latin also draws interest from the laity; the language itself is part of a seminarian's curriculum.
  • Visayans of Chinese descent typically speak Hokkien instead of Mandarin, to the point that the language is a popular elective in cities with plenty of Visayan Chinese.
  • As a consequence of the historical influx of refugees into the Confederation, other minority languages can be heard; Vietnamese, for example, is typically associated with the Vietnamese diaspora, many of whom live in the western part of the Confederation (Palawan, Panay, and Mindoro).
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Postby Estrago » Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:08 am

Early childhood & Kindergarten
In their early childhood kids usually speak their mothertongue. Typically this would be either Estragoneese, English or Spanish depending on the area where they grow up or where their parents come from. Some children grow up bilingual, either in two of the national languages or a second foreign language, which is common with immigrant families.
Kindergarten is usually taught in the local language. In the bigger cities there will often be one or two kindergartens teaching at least part-time in one of the other national languages. In areas where dialects survive (mainly in the mountains of the Estragoneese speaking part of the country) they usually are the primary language of instruction.

Primary school (Years 1-5)
Primary schools always use the local language (either Estragoneese - Northern or Southern standard variant only, English or Spanish) as primary language of instructions for all courses. During years 4-5 all students will learn basic skills in one of the other national languages. In English speaking cantons kids will learn Estragoneese or Spanish (depending on which language is geographically closer to them); in Spanish and Estragoneese speaking cantons English is always the first secondary language.

Secondary school (Years 6-9)
In secondary school students will deepen their knowledge in their mother tongue and their first secondary language. A second secondary language is added to the curriculum in year 6 or 7 (depending on performance level). This second secondary language is always the national language previously not taught.
Many schools also offer further voluntary language courses; popular options are French, Italian or Tarranian.

Continued secondary education (Years 10-12)
The roughly 18% of secondary students who enroll in continued secondary education will continue to study all three national language, their mother tongue taking a primary role. Some of these schools (weirdly for english speakers refered to as Gymnasiums) offer bilingual classes where certain subjects will be taught in a language other than the mother tongue of the students. These schools usually also offer an extensive list of optional language courses.
The other 82% will take up apprenticeships (which btw are regarded as equal in prestige to the former option) and language tuition will very greatly on the field. Someone doing an apprenticeship in a hotel will have language classes at their vocational college, whereas a person learning to be a gardener typically wouldn't.

University (and similar)
Bachelor-level courses are typically held in the local language of the city where the university is based. Depending on the field (particularlly sciency-type degree programmes like chemistry or physics), most master-level education will be in English. Educational law however guarantees that students can write their exams in any one of the national languages (unless that wouldn't make sense - like writing an English exam in Spanish).

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Postby Auzkhia » Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:32 am

Their L1 plus one of our official languages and sometimes English as well.

Most states are German, and offer L2 instruction in Hungarian, Czechoslovak, Polish, Serbo-croatian, Ukrainian, French, Italian, Romanian, and Slovene.

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Postby Alaska Hawaii and the Aleutes » Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:33 am

The language can be chosen. Many prefer to teach the kids Qha though.

Early childhood and Kindergarten
Here the children usually talk in Qha.

Primary school (Classes 1-4)
The first language learned in school is Russian. English is learned since 2nd grade.

Secondary school (Classes 5-9)'
Here the knowledge of Qha needs to be absolute while the Russian and English languages are taught extensively.
Another language can be learned, but it varies from state to state. Common ones are: French, German and Aleut.

Higher school (Classes 10-13)
The knowledge of Qha, Russian and English needs to be perfect. Many languages can be taught extra, but aren't a must.
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Postby Andocara » Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:50 am

Most Andocarians in Mainland Andocara speak English, though first generation (and even some second generation) immigrants speak the language of their parents, as well as English. English in Mainland Andocara is taught in schools, though in high school, foreign language classes are offered. Immigrants and descendants of immigrants speak English in public and with friends outside of their demography, but may speak their forebearer language amongst family members. In Andocara Sur (also known as South Andocara), Spanish is the language taught in primary schools, due to it being the de facto language of that region. In secondary schools, children are required to learn some degree of English, though unless they live in San Marcuba, its unlikely they'll speak English often. The situation is similar in Andocara du Nord, except French is the de facto language instead of Spanish.

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Postby Thermodolia » Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:24 pm

In Thermodolia the average child will only learn Thermodolian. At the high school level students may be required to learn another language of their choosing.

This however is not standard as Thermodolia is a federal nation and the provinces have different rules on the topic of language. The republics and commonwealths might not teach any Thermodolian at all while another province may only teach Thermodolian
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Postby Difinbelk » Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:34 pm

<3yrs: Parents' languages (mostly Difinyp Ayoy [Standardized Difinyp], although D. Oyoy [various dialects], Sefage, and Alpiff make up a significant minority)
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Postby Aikoland » Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:18 pm

Regardless of their ethnic background, all children in Aikoland are taught French when they begin their education at age 5. English education is mandatory starting at age 7 and students are required to take an additional foreign language in upper secondary, which starts at age 15, with the most common choices being Italian and Spanish. Of note is that some upper secondary institutions offer classes in Aikoais, Saunian, and Boullién, which are our native Romance languages, however these classes are not mandatory nor do they count in regards to the foreign language requirements, since they're native to our nation.
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Postby Deacarsia » Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:20 pm

In Deacarsia, all education is bilingual in English and Deacarsic. Latin also is a mandatory subject.

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