François Grin (.doc): “On balance, the rates of return to English are likely to decline in the long run, in the same way as the ability to read and write, having become commonplace, no longer attracts wage premiums. Therefore, people will have an economic incentive to invest in the acquisition of additional languages, and it is probably incorrect to assume that English alone will suffice to guarantee a person’s professional and economic success. This suggests that language education policies should avoid emphasising one language only or neglecting the teaching of foreign languages other than English.” It only gets nasty and complicated once you start factoring in happiness, to say nothing of national destiny.
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Barcelona students are occupying universities and fighting with police in a titanic life and death struggle against the prostitution of universities
- All our pupils go out from Sil School with really high linguistics skills
If Colegio Sil in Barcelona wants to sell its foreign language provision to any but the stupid it might want to
- “Education for the Citizenship”: deliberately poor translation from the Valencian government?
CASE SOLVED: IN DECEMBER 2008 THE VALENCIAN GOVERNMENT STOPPED GIVING THIS SUBJECT IN ENGLISH Just seen on CNN+, a Valencian teacher teaching
- Language immersion counter-productive, says Finnish prof
Being a naive progressive, my opposition to the illegal policy of compulsory Catalan language immersion has always been based on appeals
- Fines for “incorrect” language use
As we go into recession the governments of two mini-“nations”, one with a state, the other with considerable autonomy, both worse