No Island Is An Island: European Perspectives on Language Learning in Britain

“Only 30% of English native speakers in the UK can have a conversation in a foreign language, compared to an EU average of 54%.”
European Survey on Language Competences 2012

No Island conferenceAlongside this year’s Language Show Live 2013 (18-20 October) in London, the European Commission’s conference ‘No Island Is An Island: European Perspectives on Language Learning in Britain’ will take place on Friday 18 October. The event will focus on the social, economic and political significance of languages in Britain.

The list of speakers includes

  • Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner responsible for Education, Youth, Sport, and Multilingualism
  • Baroness Garden Government Spokesperson: Higher Education and Skills, Government Whip and Spokesperson: Education and Defence
  • Kristina Cunningham, Head of Sector, Multilingualism policy, European Commission
  • Lid King The Languages Company
  • Marco Benedetti, Director General DG Interpretation, European Commission

More information about the conference is available on the conference website (click Register to access the full programme.)

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