700 Reasons: Reason #386

Reason: 386
We survive by international partnerships and alliances. We need to be able to understand where others are coming from , what makes them tick - first-hand, in their own words, not translated by them into English for our benefit
Sir Trevor McDonald (record of the symposium, 'Why languages matter', held on 6 March 2002 (The English-Speaking Union, The Nuffield Foundation)
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Global English, International relations, Translating, UK, Understanding