Monoglot researchers are damaging UK competitiveness, says British Academy

UK“Scholarship is being damaged by a lack of ‘essential’ foreign language skills among UK- born and educated researchers, a report from the national academy for humanities and social sciences has warned. The study by the British Academy, which is due to be released this week, says the decline of foreign language provision across the UK’s education system is threatening not only the health of arts and humanities research, but also the whole of the UK’s research base and, in turn, the contribution it makes to the economy. It calls for action to address the problem, including the introduction of foreign language requirements for university entry at more institutions …” (more)

[Zoë Corbyn, Times Higher Education, 3 June]

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