A more multicultural world could lead to a more multilingual generation

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.”

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