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Modern Languages in British universities: past and present

Coleman, James A. (2004). Modern Languages in British universities: past and present. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 3(2) pp. 147–162.

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This article profiles Modern Language studies in United Kingdom universities in a sometimes polemical way, drawing on the author's experiences, insights and reflections as well as on published sources. It portrays the unique features of Modern Languages as a university discipline, and how curricula and their delivery have evolved. As national and international higher education contexts change more fundamentally and more rapidly than ever before, it seeks to draw on recent and current data to describe the impact of student choice and to identify trends, particularly with regard to the place of literature.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1741-265X
Keywords: Higher Education; language learning; Modern Languages; university curriculum
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 2777
Depositing User: Users 13 not found.
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 13:49
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