‘Alarming shortage’ of foreign language skills in UK
The UK has an “alarming shortage” of people able to speak the 10 languages vital to our future prosperity and global standing, warns a report.
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Language lessons teach you more than just verb tables
As trite as it sounds, along with the language itself, you learn more about the inner workings of a society than any foreign film or travel article will tell you.
See on www.theguardian.com
“Perception of second language speech is easier when it is spoken in the accent of the listener and not in the ‘original’ accent of that language, shows a new study from the University of Haifa. The study was published in the Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.”
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