German less popular than Spanish in British schools because it’s too difficult/gloomy? Might it not also have something to do with the relative availability of sand and sun?
- More evidence of increasing popularity of Spanish in Europe
And a quick trawl of Spanish collections of phonetic equivalents, the closest many of the natives get to learning a foreign
- Spanish, most popular elective extra-curricular language in English higher education
Now ahead of French, while German is being overtaken by Chinese.
The good, the bad, and the quite ridiculously ugly.
- The japanish writer Haruki Murakami awarded with the 23th Premi Internacional Catalunya
We’re talking the front page of the website of a Catalan government whose words consist of endless recycling of the cliché
- Ali Smith on literature in translation
Ali Smith (via Transblawg) makes some ill-conceived remarks in the London Times re the availability of translated literature on the UK