Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

‘Rescuing and reviving the curriculum is not enough to restore modern foreign languages to their rightful position’

“It’s not enough to grandstand the fact that languages have been introduced at primary school and leave it at that, writes this veteran journalist

‘Languages are in a highly precarious state,’ he said.  Restoring them to their prior position needed to be a ‘national priority’ – especially at a time of Brexit negotiations where the UK’s ability to obtain trade deals will be dependent on our ability to communicate with countries who speak a range of different languages.”

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Languages do matter!


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