LLAS News Blog

News articles of interest to higher education LLAS subject fields.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Brussels seeks to woo monoglot Brits

Monoglot Britons may be allowed to take a special "English-only" entrance exam to work in Brussels, in an effort to boost the dwindling number of British officials at EU institutions.

Financial Times

Monday, 14 February 2011

Job anguish for immigrants as English language courses face cuts

Despite David Cameron's call for immigrants to learn English, public funding for language schools across the country is to be cut back

The Guardian

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Stay-at-home UK students still the 'worst in Europe' for study abroad

Lack of language skills and worry about academic inflexibility deter venturers, writes Hannah Fearn

Efforts to encourage more UK students to study abroad appear to be failing, with the country retaining the worst outbound-inbound student ratio in Europe.

According to data from the Academic Cooperation Association, the UK still sends just one student abroad for every 20 who come to the UK to study for a degree.

Times Higher Education