Threat of closure for university language departments

UK“Two more universities look set to close their languages departments just a week after a damning report highlighted the risks of language decline to British research and the economy. The University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol has already scrapped undergraduate recruitment to some language degrees and is now considering closing its department of languages, linguistics and area studies … Queen’s University Belfast is also looking to close its German department, despite investment in 2006, because student numbers are too low …” (more)

[Anthea Lipsett, Guardian, 11 June]

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