700 Reasons: Reason #340

Reason: 340
English alone will not sustain word-class excellence - operating successfully in a highly competitive world economy and maintaining world-class standards involve more than muddling through in the short term and include as a minimum the acquisition of the range of skills which our competitors offer. Given that so many people all over the world now speak, or are learning English, knowledge of English no longer confers an automatic advantage on the British workforce
The Nuffield Languages Inquiry (2000) Languages: the next generation (London: The Nuffield Foundation)
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Business, Economic, social and political dimension, Employability, Global English, UK