An interesting, relatively balanced programme on foreign language learning on Radio 4’s Word of Mouth – plenty of things I agree with (e.g. decline of languages linked to problematic education policies in recent years), but plenty of other things I disagree with (e.g. PhDs on Proust and/or other canonic authors are still valid and vitally important!). Challenging thoughts re. the ‘market-driven’ approach to language degrees – do students make the right choices or are they not in a position so to do? Should universities subsidise Modern Languages departments? Have education policies created a ‘class-divide’ in terms of language-learning? A range of answers to these questions presented in the programme.
Poetry and Music
- RT @aaronslodounik: How do you analyze #Baudelaire when sung? @HelenAbbott1 shares methods for her @baudelaireproj: bit.ly/11H0LTZ … 8 hours ago
- And so it starts-the first of a whole series of Year Abroad planning meetings for current 2nd years... Exciting times but LOTS of paperwork! 16 hours ago
- @thissideof25 Very much agree- PG schemes starting to happen here at Sheff; important mentor is not in same department for bigger picture 16 hours ago
- One of the best things about my Uni is the fantastic mentoring schemes via @UniShefStaffDev. Feeling buoyed by mentor meeting this morning! 20 hours ago
- RT @WRoCAH: AHRC PhD funding with WRoCAH for 2015 entry - applications now open wrocah.ac.uk/funding/prospe… 1 day ago