Coleman, James A.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1080/09571730902749003|
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In the light of recent debates on the declining take-up of languages in English schools, and on pupils' motivation towards language learning, this article furthers discussion and asks broader questions. Is there a coincidence between trends in British attitudes to Europe and the growing or waning enthusiasm for language learning across all sectors? What role is played - and what attitudes revealed - by the pronouncements and actions of British politicians when they are not specifically addressing language issues? Is public xenophobia echoed or shaped by the printed and broadcast media? And when so many initiatives are seeking to address British insularity and monolingualism, is there more that can be done?
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2009 Association for Language Learning|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Education and Language Studies > Languages
Education and Language Studies
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)|
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|Date Deposited:||13 Oct 2010 10:53|
|Last Modified:||24 Feb 2016 03:17|
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