Languages: the state of the nation: demand and supply of language skills in the UK

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Author: Tinsley, Teresa


The British Academy commissioned a review of empirical data from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales seeking baseline data on the current demand and supply of language skills in the UK. Key findings from the report include: there is strong evidence that the UK is suffering from a growing deficit in foreign language skills at a time when globally, the demand for language skills is expanding; the range and nature of languages being taught is insufficient to meet current and future demand; language skills are needed at all levels in the workforce, and not simply by an...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Language; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning; Policy; Employment

Keywords: Skill needs; Skill shortage; Education and training needs; Job requirements

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; England; Scotland; Wales; Northern Ireland; Europe

Published: London, England: British Academy, 2013

Physical description: 193 p.

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ISBN: 9780856726071

Statement of responsibility: A report prepared by Teresa Tinsley. Alcantara Communications.

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 111.1106

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