Unter dem Motto „Changing UK attitudes to languages“ gibt die Sprachwissenschaftlerin Cate Hamilton einen Podcast heraus:
As a languages teacher and co-founder of Babel Babies, I am fascinated by how something as simple as speaking has got people into such a pickle. The UK has a rich multilingual tapestry, woven with our 14 indigenous languages (go on, have a go at naming them in the comments below!) and many more language threads that have come to our shores with people from all over the world, and yet we have a reputation of shying away from learning new languages.
I think it’s high-time we faced the issues we have about learning languages head-on and talked about where our feelings of fear, embarrassment, and even resentment at the suggestion that English speakers should learn a new language come from.
It’s time for a language revolution, n’est-ce pas?… heißt es in der ersten Folge des Podcasts, https://thelanguagerevolution.co.uk/2019/04/15/the-language-revolution-podcast/