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Poor knowledge of English grammar amongst Oxford students

Tuesday 24 January 2012 1:28 PM
A recent article in the Telegraph, reported the concerns of eminent Oxford teaching Pofessors on the poor grasp of English language skills amongst a large number of English students.

“Examiners were once again concerned that students graduating from Oxford having studied foreign languages should have such a precarious command of their own,” one Spanish tutor wrote.

"Any Oxford tutor will tell you that the standards nowadays forthcoming from schools are appallingly low, and certainly much lower than a generation ago.

"In modern languages part of the problem is they aren't taught English grammar, so how should they learn the grammar of foreign languages?”

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