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
- @jehdaniels @LyricSheffield I agree with Jo- looking v glam! Keep us posted! 18 hours ago
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- RT @mverter: Madame Viardot's salonmusic by Fauré, shocking poetry by a Baudelaire, flirtation, gossip and more. National portrait Gallery … 4 days ago
- RT @richard_longman: A exciting day for @baudelaireproj with an advisory board meeting at @sheffielduni. The reach of this study just grows… 5 days ago
- RT @SholtoKynoch: Exciting day on Fri hearing about @baudelaireproj. Going to be an amazing resource thanks to @HelenAbbott1 @carolineardre… 5 days ago