The Importance of Developing Language Fluency O.E.C.D.

       There was a time when primary education had only one focus, which was to develop basic literacy and numeracy. A feature of second language teaching and learning is that a decisions need to be made between developing subject depth, how thoroughly fluency and secure learning is developed in a narrow curriculum, and a broader curriculum that can only be developed, learnt more superficially.

        Develop literacy must be 'red carded' as being the most important of all, especially as the is strong correlation between its development and mathematics and science attainment, because it is enabling. 

The Importance of Reading Development - O.E.C.D.