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Archive for May, 2007

MLA on languages in higher education

Posted by Tom Roper on May 28, 2007

It may be interesting, in the light on British debate about the future of languages in schools and universities, to see what the Americans are thinking. The MLA, that is the Modern Language Association, not the Medical Library Association, have published the report of an Ad Hoc Committee on Foreign Languages.

For the full report see here.

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Blotter

Posted by Tom Roper on May 22, 2007

Blotter shows this blog’s popularity at Technorati. It will become more useful as time goes by.

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Guardian: cuts drive adults out of language classes

Posted by Tom Roper on May 22, 2007

Half a million fewer adults are learning a foreign language than a decade ago, according to a survey by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (Niace) reported in the Guardian today.

Here’s the Guardian story: http://education.guardian.co.uk/egweekly/story/0,,2084621,00.html

And here’s the NIACE news item announcing the survey: http://www.niace.org.uk/news/current.htm#Language

Paper copies are available from NIACE at £12.95 plus postage and packing.

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