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Don't insist on English!

10 meses atrás

This is a very interesting TED talk by an English teacher in Dubai, who warns against losing other languages in favour of one global language. One of her arguments is that there is knowledge contained within each laguage and if we lose the less commonly used languages, we also lose that knowledge. In my experience as a Spanish learner I have found that there words that cannot be translated into another word, but a whole sentence is needed to describe the concept. This has been an interesting insight into learning taht there are concepts that are more easily concieved in other languages. Feel free to share your thoughts below. I would be happy to discuss this with you!
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Questions
  1. Do you have experience of not being able to translate a word from one language to another? If so, what?
  2. What are the main advantages and disadvantages of having a global language?
  3. Should a high level of English be a requirement for admission into top universities?
  4. What do you think of the talk in general?
  5. Do you find Patricia easy to understand?

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