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Languages at school

May 2008 - Languages at schoolWhat's the point of language teaching? Is it just economic, or are the biggest benefits intrinsic? What languages should be taught, how should we determine priorities? And what about "dead" and invented languages like Latin and Esperanto?

Languages: our primary failing
by Matthew Absalom - 30/05/2008 - 15 comments
Languages and music: natural partners in education
by Stephen Crabbe - 29/05/2008
Multilingualism and multiculturalism
by Karen Woodman - 28/05/2008 - 8 comments
Squandered worlds
by Nicholas Ostler - 23/05/2008 - 20 comments
Repairing languages education
by Phillip Mahnken - 16/05/2008 - 30 comments
Languages at school
by Jane Orton - 15/05/2008 - 4 comments
Reversing the trend
by Peter Jones - 13/05/2008
Ignorant of the fact of being ignorant
by Paul Doolan - 12/05/2008 - 39 comments
Whats the point of teaching languages?
by Brian Manning - 12/05/2008 - 18 comments
Tapping the reservoir: languages at school
by Joe Lo Bianco - 9/05/2008 - 8 comments
A universal language
by Henriette Vanechop - 8/05/2008 - 15 comments
A world of understanding
by Claudia Mainard - 7/05/2008 - 28 comments
Language learning
by Penny Vos - 6/05/2008 - 17 comments

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