Language learning can make people more open to seeing a new way of doing things and develop a greater level of comfort with unfamiliar situations.
In South Africa there's a value judgment attached to students who take part in universities’ English for Academic Purposes programmes. This shouldn't be the case.
Will Hélène really learn English better if you call her Helen?
Instead of scouring the developing world for healthcare staff, we should be doing more to help doctors and nurses arriving here as refugees to join in.
Under the current system, nobody is accountable for the progress of students learning English in schools – or whether funding is being used appropriately.
Want kids to improve fluency in English language? Try dance and drama as teaching tools.