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
- Richard after shaking hands with Martha Lane-Fox @richardlongman #OU_Ceremonies #MBA http://t.co/vAxGFWI7uI 6 hours ago
- The robes suit him @richardlongman MBA http://t.co/NK2OByOrdS 10 hours ago
- Proud to be off to the Barbican today for @richardlongman's MBA graduation from @OUBSchool. (8 yrs ago I collected my PhD from same venue!) 11 hours ago
- Study Leave Week 7: Organising materials for writing: youtu.be/XCMDvcZ5C6A 2 days ago
- Organising materials for writing #studyleave wp.me/p1FefC-3l 2 days ago