First of all I’d like to say that Learning foreign languages is especially important nowadays.
Some people learn languages because they need them in their work, others travel abroad. Every year many people go to different countries as tourists or to work. They may not understand that countries language, therefore they have to know english, the language of international communication. Scientests, diplomats, politicions have to know english very well, because they need foreign language in their work. So, a modern and a cultural person must learn foreign languages. They are socially demanded, especially at the present time when the progress in science and technology has led to an explosion of knowledge.
english language is needed as the main means of information exchange of the people of our planet. Today english is the language of the world. It is the major international language of communication in such areas as science, technology, business and mass entertainment. It is also the major language of diplomacy and the universal language of International aviation, shipping and sports. Half of the world’s scientific literature is written in english. It is the language of literature, education, modern music, international tourism.
I’d like to finish by saying that english today is absolutely necessary for every educated person, so if to talk about myself I will study it very atentively in the future too.
Education is compulsory in our country. Children start school at the age of seven. They can stay at school for twelve years but some of them leave school at the end of the ninth form. These pupils usually go to vocation or trade schools where they can get both secondary education and the qualification. Education in Great Britain is compulsory too. British children start school at 5. They go to the primary school, which has two divisions: the infant school (from 5 to 8) and junior school. From 11t to 16t British children go to a secondary school. At the age of 16 schoolchildren may leave the school or remain two years longer to prepare for university or college entrance. Education is free; everybody can go to a university or any higher school after finishing secondary school. In Lithuania children go to school five days a week. The school year begins September and ends in the middle of June.
Education in Lithuania has been centralized for a long time. The curriculum may slighty differ from school to school but basic subjects are included in the curriculum of all schools At that time in Great Britain the education system has been decentralized for a long time. The school curriculum, the organization of lessons, and other things vary from school to school. There are two types of secondary schools: grammar school – giving education up to the age of 18, preparing pupils for university entrance and secondary modern school, which gave general education and some practical training up to the age of 15. After a secondary school, a vocation college or a manual training school, children can take entrance exams and enter the university.