Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett said a 'basic understanding' in other community languages would help social cohesion in the UK.
Speaking a foreign language remains vitally important in the Brexit era, says Wendy Ayres-Bennett.
In the fifth of a new series of comment pieces written by linguists at Cambridge, Dr John Gallagher, historian of early modern Europe, argues that Britain should look to its past to rediscover the importance of language learning.
Professor Graham Virgo, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education at The University of Cambridge "strongly support[s] the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Modern Languages' appeal to Government to ensure that improving the UK's language skills is treated as an urgent policy issue."
In the fourth of a new series of comment pieces written by linguists at Cambridge, Wendy Ayres-Bennett, Professor of French Philology and Linguistics, argues that the UK Government needs a coherent policy on languages as the country prepares to leave the EU.
Jocelyn Wyburd, our Director, argues that Brexit poses an additional threat to language learning in Britain which must be overcome.