November 8, 2006
Txt speak approved for exams
This is wild. stuff New Zealand reports that "secondary school students will be able to use text speak in written examinations this year, legitimising a language loved by teenagers".
"The move has divided students and educators amid concerns the move could damage the English language.
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority is still strongly discouraging students from using anything other than full English, but says credit will be given if the answer "clearly shows the required understanding", even if it contains text speak."
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