700 Reasons: Reason #440

Reason: 440
In the knowledge society of the 21st century, language competence and intercultural understanding are not optional extras, they are an essential part of being a citizen. For too long we have lagged behind in our capability to contribute fully as multilingual and culturally aware citizens.
DfES (2002) Languages for All: Languages for Life: A Strategy for England (London: DfES)
Related Keywords:
Citizenship, Intercultural competence, Knowledge, Multilingualism, UK