Beyond Babel: Linguistic and intercultural skills for tomorrow | OECD Insights Blog

English: David Cameron's picture on the 10 Dow...

English: David Cameron’s picture on the 10 Downing Street website (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Margaret Thatcher, 1983

Margaret Thatcher, 1983 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excellent article published by the OECD and well worth a read! Check it out!

Beyond Babel: Linguistic and intercultural skills for tomorrow | OECD Insights Blog.

Personally, I think had Margaret Thatcher been in power now, rather than David Cameron in the UK, there would have been huge focus on languages, with top quality teaching, modern aides, plus large tax breaks for investment in language skills.

In terms of scale and challenge, per head of population, the UK needs to probably match Chinese investment in the English language.

What do you think?

 

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This is well worth checking out, in my view!

Get Mobile with Our New App: ‘DER SPIEGEL in English’ Now Available for iPhone – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International.

I currently pick up my Der Spiegel in English articles either from Twitter feed or by email from Der Spiegel. Personally, I intend to download the new Spiegel app today.