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Reports and reviews on languages in HE

Posted by Matthew Platts on June 29, 2009

British Academy raises new concerns over decline in language learning – position paper and full text of the Languages Matter report are available on the BA site. The minister for HE, David Lammy, spoke at the launch for the report and will attend a seminar to discuss it.
Also covered by BBC News : Languages call for all degrees

This follows hot on the heels of HEFCE’s 22 May announcement that it has commissioned a review of languages provision to be led by UCL Vice-Provost Prof Michael Worton.  This is consulting now, with an interim report due at the end of July (2009!). See also BBC News: Language degree review announced.


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Stephen Pinker

Posted by Tom Roper on September 20, 2007

Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard, will be discussing his new book, Stuff of Thought- Language as a Window into Human Nature at the Old Market, Upper Market St. Hove, Monday 8th October 6.30 p.m.
Google map here
Tickets (£6) including a free glass of wine are available from:
City Books
23 Western Road, Hove
Tel: 01273 725306
or buy online

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As you like it: Demos on English

Posted by Tom Roper on March 15, 2007

Widely but inaccurately reported as calling for the abolition of the Oxford English Dictionary, the Demos report As you like it: Catching up in an age of global English is available as a pdf on their website

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Guardian on decline of modern languages in higher education

Posted by Tom Roper on March 13, 2007

Today’s Guardian has a major feature analysing the decline in modern languge teaching in British universities.

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Revolution by degrees

Posted by Tom Roper on February 16, 2007

In a Guardian feature on changes in higher education, the newspaper sent four writers back to their universities to see how things had changed. Gary Younge visited his alma mater Heriot-Watt, and, among other things, reflects on changes in language learning.

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Texas Language Technology Center blog

Posted by Tom Roper on February 3, 2007

The Texas Language Technology Center now has a blog “to enable discussion of issues related to language learning and instruction, specifically those related to the use of technology and instructional software.

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LLAS student essay competition

Posted by Tom Roper on January 9, 2007

The Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies is running a student essay competion, with prizes of £250 and a Toshiba laptop.
Essays, to be submitted by 16 March, are to be on the subject, “what advice would you give to students starting your course?”
More details here

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This blog

Posted by Tom Roper on January 8, 2007

This blog is a pilot current awareness service for language staff and students.

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