Professor Angela Creese has been quoted in a recent article in BBC Capital 'Is this the best time in history to learn languages?'
In an increasing diverse, digitally connected world, people with a wide variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds are being brought into close contact with each other.
According to Professor Angela Creese, a more multicultural world contributes to an environoment with more opportunities for language learning.
“What it’s likely to do is have a positive orientation to differences, both social and linguistic, so that people are more likely to be creative and interested in other languages.
“They have a connection and access to linguistic resources – they’re not going to be fighting them as in a monolingual environment, where people are slightly nervous about different languages.”