The number of students studying languages in UK universities has plummeted in recent years but some creative thinking may help to reverse that trend.
In Northern Ireland, learning a second language is not a statutory part of the primary school curriculum.
Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where primary school pupils do not have to learn another language.
The crisis in modern language teaching.
Everyone should learn another language.
Just speaking English isn’t going to cut it anymore.
The importance of speaking other languages in a post-Brexit world.
Turns out the way you are exposed to new languages could be the key.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry flexes during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Many decry ‘superteams’ like the NBA’s Golden State Warriors as bad for the sport. But psychology research shows that they also make us more likely to watch – and bask in the joy of seeing them fail.
Did Ashkenazi Jews descend from ancient Turkey?
Yiddish was at one time the international language of Ashkenazic Jews, but it’s exact origin has always been somewhat unclear, until now.
Ted Cruz and his backpfeifengesicht?
Even if you don’t have a word for it, you can make one up.
Getting going early.
We really might get gradually worse at learning a new language as we age, says a new study.
German speakers think more about their goals.
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Bilinguals think differently depending on the language they’re operating in.
Andreas Scheuer, secretary general of the German party considering proposals for make migrants speak German at home and in public.
A proposal in Germany to make all migrants speak German in public and at home has ignited a heated debate about immigration and language. The proposals come from the German Christlich-Soziale Union (CSU…
Sprechen sie Deutsch?
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It has become commonplace to hear that English is now a sort of “global” language, or lingua franca. Although this might be partly true, is it right to draw the conclusion that native speakers of English…