Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Dutch universities are accused of abandoning their own language to attract lucrative foreign students

“Too many university courses are being taught in English in the Netherlands, an advocacy group says, and it’s hurting Dutch students.

A lobby group, Better Education Netherlands (BON), is threatening to sue the Dutch government over the “Anglicization” (link in Dutch) of higher education in the Netherlands. The lobby group is calling on the coalition government to ensure universities are complying with a law (link in Dutch) that requires them to teach in Dutch.”

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