LLAS News Blog

News articles of interest to higher education LLAS subject fields.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Bloggers to press for Russian-language Twitter interface

Well-known Russian Twitter users will head to the U.S. in late September to discuss the introduction of a Russian-language service with the staff of the popular micro-blogging website.


Monday, 20 September 2010

What to do with a degree in modern languages

Whether it's l'addition, la cuenta or il conto, it remains a sad fact that most Britons' grasp of foreign languages is limited to the subtleties of settling the bill on holiday. Amazingly, the study of modern languages in the UK continues to decline. French is no longer even in the top 10 GCSE subjects, which is a crying shame because a world of fascinating employment opportunities awaits talented linguists with an eye for adventure, both within these shores and beyond.

The Guardian