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.
A unique mentoring project has helped school pupils learn the cultural, professional and personal benefits of languages.
Calls for English to be dropped as one of the official languages of the EU are likely to fall on deaf ears.
While foreign language TV dramas are enjoying unprecedented success in the UK, foreign language films have seen a dramatic slump at the box office.
While translation technology has improved dramatically, there are some significant hurdles.