Event 10

Claire Gorrara, Christopher Lewis, Anna Vivian Jones, Teresa Tinsley

Why Bother Studying Modern Languages – Everyone Speaks English

Venue: Compass

We have been repeatedly told that the UK will be looking to create new free-trade partnerships following Brexit, above all with the 'Anglosphere'. Why then do we need to study or learn other languages? Everyone speaks English. This session will unpack some of the monolingual attitudes that sit behind such views and ask participants to think about the role of languages and language learning for Britain's relationships with a brave new world post-Brexit.  #unpack

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