Financial Times

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Parochialism impoverishes Britain’s future

The message given by removing languages from the national curriculum is that

learning to communicate with foreigners has no value, writes Brenda

Despontin, president of the Girls’ Schools Association. ……. continue

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/5936d94e-3919-11db-a21d-0000779e2340.html

Parlez-vous français?

Young Britons may be turning their backs on foreign languages but their

parents continue to grapple with CDs, phrase books and total-immersion

courses. Claire Wrathall looks at their valiant efforts and discovers the

best way to equip adult brains for the task. …….. continue

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/48201918-3996-11db-90bb-0000779e2340.html

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