‘Alarming shortage’ of foreign language skills in UK – BBC News


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‘Alarming shortage’ of foreign language skills in UK
BBC News
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 – The Guardian


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Language lessons teach you more than just verb tables
The Guardian
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.

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Teaching a foreign language? Best teach in the accent of the listener


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“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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Provo Turns to Online Learning Program to Teach World Languages – Learning Outside the Lines


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Learning world languages is an important educational experience for students. Exposure to secondary languages can help students better understand other cultures and prepare them to compete in today’s global economy.

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