Classroom boost for Esperanto

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Esperanto, the international language, can be taught as a second foreign language in schools, John Patten, Secretary of State for Education, has told its British supporters. He refused their request for it to be included in the national curriculum, saying: 'I do not believe that the present degree of knowledge and use, and the demand for learning it, are such that it can be given any priority.'