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- RT @oldpicsarchive: Unpublished frontispiece for ‘Les Fleurs du Mal’ by Baudelaire (1857) http://t.co/DMK0vFVEmo 1 day ago
- RT @baudelaireproj: Plus de 200 poèmes & des milliers de mises en musique. Quel est ton Baudelaire préféré? #myBaudelaire 1 day ago
- RT @baudelaireproj: 200+ poems, thousands of songs. Tell us: what's your favourite Baudelaire? #myBaudelaire 1 day ago
- Email backlog cleared and another 1200 words written today. Time to start the weekend. #studyleave 2 days ago
- 10 tips for writing an academic book & finding the right headspace #studyleave wp.me/p1FefC-3w What are yours? 2 days ago