Not teaching our children more languages is a waste of good brain

Category : Communications, Languages 24. February 2014
Not teaching our children more languages is a waste of good brain

A short while back I told a little group of Spanish mums I would have to bring my 4-year old daughter with me to the mechanic so she could tell him what was wrong with the car. They thought that was reasonably funny and I think I scored a couple of easy points. But I was only half-joking.


Why every citizen of the EU should speak exactly two languages

Category : Communications, Languages 6. February 2014
Why every citizen of the EU should speak exactly two languages

“Please help. I think my daughter has broken her leg … please send an ambulance.”

“Que?”

One union. Thirty plus languages.

In the European Union, goods have been allowed to move across borders without restrictions for years. European citizens, too, are invited to pack up and go seek their fortunes in other EU countries.