LLAS News Blog

News articles of interest to higher education LLAS subject fields.

Friday, 17 July 2009

World Oral Literature website launched

The World Oral Literature Project is an urgent global initiative to
document and make accessible endangered oral literatures before they
disappear without record.


Thursday, 16 July 2009

Student uses fourth plinth to protest about language cuts

A student has appeared on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square to protest about cuts to language courses at Imperial College London.

16 July 2009
Times Higher Education

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Cuts to beginners' language courses will hit the most vulnerable people hard

Concern about cuts to English for Speakers of Other Languages

The Guardian

Monday, 13 July 2009

Language 'predicts dementia risk'

People with superior language skills early in life may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease decades later, research suggests.

BBC news

Friday, 10 July 2009

Growth in bandes dessinées courses

Times Higher Education reports on the growth of courses on the graphic novels
Times Higher Education 9-15 July 2009

Monday, 6 July 2009

Primary languages missing target

Almost a fifth of primary schools in England could miss a government target to offer language teaching by next year, a report says.

The National Foundation for Educational Research says overall language provision in primaries is increasing.

BBC website

Thursday, 2 July 2009

LLAS now on twitter

At LLAS we are currently experimenting with twitter for our news stories and other items. Our twitter site is http://twitter.com/hea_llas

Do you like the twitter or do you prefer the blog?