A new government-backed scheme to enhance foreign language learning in schools has been launched in England, with the creation of a national Centre of Excellence supporting the teaching of French, Spanish and German.
More than three-quarters of British business leaders believe learning Mandarin Chinese will give students a career advantage, with more than a quarter saying it would be ‘significant’, according to a new survey.
Learning a new language is not just for the young. Outside the customary reasons for pursuing a new language, such as university studies or a better job, there is also the relaxed-pace learner. Reem Nafie explores the 50+ age bracket and how educators are enticing this growing market segment.