[lg policy] Fwd: [Edling] UK: If there aren't enough linguists, we'll need immigrants

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 2 15:12:21 UTC 2014


Forwarded From:  <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>


 The Guardian



If there aren't enough linguists, we'll need immigrants



Following the latest immigration figures published by the Office of
National Statistics (ONS) announcing the current stability of net
migration, it is important to highlight the role played by immigration to
the UK in reinforcing its diminishing language skills.



While not wanting to speak on the broader arguments around immigration that
have been thrown around by political parities, it is worth highlighting one
area where the UK has certainly benefited from people migrating to this
country. The cultural and language experience people bring from their
country of origin can be a boon for companies exploring and expanding their
operations into new markets.



Full story:
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/may/23/immigration-must-be-recognised-for-exports

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