The relationship between income and languages

[:en]In English speaking countries, there is considerable reluctance to study a foreign language. The book, Attitudes to Modern Foreign Language Learning: Insights from Comparative Education, finds that ‘UK, US and Australia share common attitudinal problems towards the study of MFLs.’ In the UK, this is evidenced by the low entries of Modern Foreign Languages at […]

Brexit and Languages

[:en][fusion_text]Britain’s departure from the European Union could have had two opposing effects on language learning. Brexit could have been viewed as a rejection of globalisation and a move towards an isolationist ‘little England,’ a Britain which relies less on foreign markets, movement and investment. In this scenario, it would be expected that language take up […]

UK Research

[:en]The purpose of learning a language is to know how to communicate. At MyDialog, we don’t believe that the schools curriculums encourage this sufficiently. This view is echoed by those in the academic profession. The NUT Position Statement on Foreign Languages reads that “a review of MFL provision should consider the scope for developing new […]