Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Lingua Not So Franca

“Kaschula said he doesn’t doubt that English is increasingly being used at universities all over the world by students and faculty members for whom it is not a first language — and that the trend will continue. But he said that there is no reason that this must be at the expense of local languages.

His was among a number of comments at a panel here at Going Global, the annual international education meeting of the British Council, that suggested that many of the issues about the rise of global academic English have been oversimplified or ignored.”

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