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
- Nothing like a bit of exercise to shake off work frustrations #loveHE #newacademicyear 1 day ago
- @DrStevenWilson ugh, and I thought my late eve 4-hr delayed train journey was bad. Hope you made it home safe & thanks again for yest! 3 days ago
- Wish this train would hurry up and get me home #delayed #bored #tired 4 days ago
- Bravo to @sleroy207 for organising such a fantastic @UK_SDN PG conf- vibrant set of papers & keynotes in a great venue + homemade cake! 4 days ago
- @NathalieCamp1 oh well done! Now you can relax for a bit! 4 days ago