Politiques linguistiques économiques

British Academy position statement: Language matters more and more

Mis à jour : 9 Fév 2011

January 2011

GROWING LANGUAGE DEFICIT WILL HAVE ‘DETRIMENTAL IMPACT’ ON UK ECONOMY, SAYS BRITISH ACADEMY
With over 71% of employers not satisfied with the foreign language skills of young people*, and 75% of the world population currently not speaking English as a first language, the British Academy has today (9 Feb) called on UK universities urgently to address the growing mismatch between supply and demand in language skills.

Language Matters More and More (PDF file - 404 KB), a Position Paper by the British Academy Policy Centre, highlights the increasing severity of the languages deficit.