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What does 继 mean in 继6月 from this passage?

 

What does 继 mean in 继6月 from this passage?

据日本《朝日新闻》11月29日报道 ,继6月针对英国青年学习外语人数不断减少的现象,宣布修改英国教学大纲之后,英国教育大臣迈克•高夫29日又发表公布明确表示,计划将包括汉语,法语,德语在内的7门外语作为英国小学生的必修课,学生可从中选择一门进行学习。

For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    in these ,the 继六月means after june.

    继,表示 “……之后 / 自从……”,你可以从词语 “ 继续 ” 来理解。
    这里的 “ 继6月针对英国青年学习外语人数不断减少的现象” ,应该可以用after 或者 since 来表示。
    个人感觉英文中since更常用

    I think Anita's explanation is correct. I would like to add 2 points.

    1. This is a very long sentence with complicated structure. I may analyze the structure by omitting some attributive phrases and clauses.
    * 继宣布修改大纲之后,迈克•高夫表示,计划将7门外语作为必修课,学生可选择一门学习。
    * 继...之后,是指:继(a clause)之后

    2. Analyze the clause.
    * 6月,针对...现象,宣布修改...大纲

    3. Here's my translation.
    Following the announcement of amending British Educational Guideline in June, in accordance with the number of youth learning foreign languages shrinking in UK, British Secretary of Education Mike Golf also made a clear statement on 29th that they are planning to make seven foreign languages, including Mandarin, French and German, as compulsory subjects in British primary schools, and students can select one of them for study.

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