Saturday, 26 March 2011

Education Forum at the Battle of Ideas 2010

Highlights from the Battle of Ideas 2010

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So why are languages so unpopular? Are we all too ‘thick’, too lazy, too provincial to learn them? Is the teaching that bad? Does it even matter, if, after all, English is the ‘global’ language. Sarah Cartwright (language teaching advisor, CILT, the National Centre for Languages), Dr Lynn Erler (research fellow in second-language acquisition, department of education, University of Oxford) and Sabine Reul (society and politics editor, NovoArgumente and founder, writer and translator, Textbüro Reul GmbH) discuss.

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