700 Reasons: Reason #363

Reason: 363
It is arrogant to assume that we can get by in English or that everyone else will speak our language. Learning a foreign language is polite, demonstrates commitment and in today’s world is absolutely necessary
Sir Trevor McDonald, Chair, Nuffield Languages Inquiry cited in DFEE, QCA (1999) Modern Foreign Languages: The National Curriculum for England (London: HMSO)
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Global English, Values