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
- @nlmorris1 Breathe slowly! And zone everything else out. 7 hours ago
- @Rianneletschert So very true- the huge shift in the HE landscape means how we support colleagues in shaping their… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 day ago
- @carolineardrey Try telling it to someone who isn’t remotely connected to it. It doesn’t matter whether they get it… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 day ago
- @laurenredhead Oh wow your script is beautiful! 1 day ago
- @etaylorsoprano Camille Pépin Sonnets henry-lemoine.com/en/catalogue/f… 3 days ago