12 OCTOBER 1934, Page 6

I am surprised to learn from Prof. Ellison Peer's address

at Liverpool on Tuesday that Spanish is taught in as many as 300 secondary schools in this country. I should be rather interested to know what type of school— if indeed they are any special type. If education is to be a preparation for practical life (and it need not avoid that aim completely) the case for Spanish is obviously strong, for though we commonly forget the fact that all Latin-America, with the exception of Brazil, speaks Spanish, it is a fact none the less. And the importance of closer business contacts with Latin-America is great.

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