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Seven hundred reasons for studying languages

Seven hundred reasons for studying languages
Seven hundred reasons for studying languages
New research by the UK Subject Centre for Languages has identified more than 700 reasons to study languages. It concludes that the strongest of these reasons are the personal benefits and enjoyment that people gain from learning a language. These findings are significant for the current campaign to encourage more people to learn languages in and out of school. The research project has created a taxonomy of reasons for language learning which will enable languages to be more effectively marketed, and will also provide information that could be used for the purposes of curriculum and course development. The research included an extensive review of academic and policy documents and a series of fieldwork studies, during which information on reasons for studying languages was obtained from language learners across two educational sectors (16 to 19s and undergraduates).

1-904190-66-9
University of Southampton
Gallagher-Brett, Angela
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Gallagher-Brett, Angela
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Gallagher-Brett, Angela (2004) Seven hundred reasons for studying languages Southampton, GB. University of Southampton 46pp.

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New research by the UK Subject Centre for Languages has identified more than 700 reasons to study languages. It concludes that the strongest of these reasons are the personal benefits and enjoyment that people gain from learning a language. These findings are significant for the current campaign to encourage more people to learn languages in and out of school. The research project has created a taxonomy of reasons for language learning which will enable languages to be more effectively marketed, and will also provide information that could be used for the purposes of curriculum and course development. The research included an extensive review of academic and policy documents and a series of fieldwork studies, during which information on reasons for studying languages was obtained from language learners across two educational sectors (16 to 19s and undergraduates).

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Published date: December 2004
Organisations: Modern Languages

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Local EPrints ID: 362669
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/362669
ISBN: 1-904190-66-9
PURE UUID: 0dc4ed4e-f1c3-4e8f-91cd-5cb1707ea6c1

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Last modified: 09 Jul 2020 16:35

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Author: Angela Gallagher-Brett

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