Languages: State of the Nation establishes baseline data on foreign language demand and supply in the UK and presents key priorities for action.
In a joint statement, the British Academy and the University Council for Modern Languages call on Government and Universities to recognise the strategic importance of the year abroad.
Several modern languages are deemed 'strategically important' and 'vulnerable' by education policy makers and this is of grave concern to the humanities and social sciences. The British Academy makes this case to HEFCE's SIVS consultation.
Highlighting that the UK is in danger of becoming a nation of monoglots in a world of polyglots, the Academy argues that the UK’s research base in language-related areas is internationally competitive and we must strive not to lose that edge.