There are ignorant ppl running UK infant/junior schools
This crossed my mind.
My advice would be for your friend to ignore this nonsense completely.
In fact she could make an appointment with the head to ask what on earth this teacher is thinking of. His first language is of paramount importance.
I would ignore it and I think my friend will too, well I know she will or else her son loses contact with his family back in Poland.
I've already told her to go higher with this to the head teacher or above so I hope she will. I'll push her.
The parents should be learning English along with the child, so they're all speaking it to a such a level that it eventually becomes their first language.
All their English is very good. They have no troubles when out with English speaking friends, nothing is missed. None of them need to learn English.
I'm all for someone in his situation being kept in touch with his roots and all that, but his parents decided to bring him to another country, so they must have thought something like this would happen ?
They are surprised that this happened, I am surprised that this happened. I have never before heard of a school tell a parent to forget his native language. I suppose it happens if the child has a mental or physical disability and it's too much to live with both languages at the same time but for a boy who speak English very well, who writes English well to be told this I am genuinely surprised.
after all they do live in England, if people want to live here then they should learn English! If I had my way, schools wouldn't admit children who are not fluent in English.
Well, actually they are not living in England. They don't need to learn it, they already know it and very well.
that's right, the kid has a chance to be truly bilingual which can only be an asset in their future.
I completely agree with that. Being bilingual is only an advantage.
Teachers at school in a multi-ethnic country shouldn't be that ignorant.
Absolutely. I agree with this.
Actually, my point is, if is English is very good, which it is, then why are they advising that he stop his Polish?