Views on language learning

(2 Posts)
CBoLL Fri 15-Jul-16 14:23:47


I'm writing on behalf of a new research project based at University College London (UCL) looking into the cognitive benefits of language learning (website here).

As part of the research, we are interested in understanding the perceived and demonstrable benefits of language learning from across the UK and internationally, and from both adults and children.

We intend for this research to help to persuade government and business to provide money to recognise and increase language skills in the UK.

The questionnaires can be found here:
*Adult Questionnaire
Children's Questionnaire*

We are keen to collect a few thousand responses, from both adults and children, and would appreciate if you can share this with as many people as you know. As most children will now be beginning their summer holidays, it would be particularly useful if parents/ guardians could encourage their children to complete this. It should take roughly ten minutes to finish.

Note: If doesn't matter if you can speak many languages or only one, nor does it matter when you last learned a language - when you were a child, or more recently. Do you want your children to be fluent in other languages, and why? How many languages do you speak? How and when did you learn them? From your parents? At school? When you went to a different country for family or work-related reasons? Did you arrive in Britain as an adult and have to learn English from scratch? Do you think there are cognitive benefits associated with language learning?

IamAporcupine Wed 20-Jul-16 10:05:15

I've answered your survey smile

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