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September 2005

UK 'loves languages after all'
Seven out of 10 people have tried to learn a language at some point in their life and most wish they could speak one more fluently, a survey found.
(BBC News, 25th September 2005)
Diversity of languages is hailed
The growth in communities teaching their own languages in the UK should be seen as an educational asset, language experts have said.
(BBC News, 22nd September 2005)
Call for class help on languages
The government should guarantee funds to help schools with children who do not speak English, a council says.
(BBC News, 22nd September 2005)
Manx Gaelic revival 'impressive'
The campaign to further revive the use of Manx Gaelic is "progressing well", according to a champion of Scotland's native language.
(BBC News, 22nd September 2005)
US Welsh teacher inspired by Ioan
An American woman who moved to Wales to learn Welsh after seeing Ioan Gruffudd on television, is about start teaching the language in California.
(BBC News, 21st September 2005)
Tingo, nakkele and other wonders
English is a rich and innovative language. But you can't help feeling we're missing out. While English speakers have to describe the action of laughing so much that one side of your abdomen hurts (hardly an economical phrase), the Japanese have the much more efficient expression: katahara itai.
(BBC News, 26th September 2005)
Store group's pledge over signs
A retailer caught up in a Welsh language row said it hoped its new store in Bangor, Gwynedd would be used as a blueprint for others in Wales.
(BBC News, 1st September 2005)
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August 2005
Icelanders speak up for languages
East End Cockney accent 'fading'
Muslims 'want surmons in English'

September 2005
Manx Gaelic revival 'impressive'
UK 'loves languages after all'
Tingo, nakkele and other wonders

January 2006
Web to preserve Romani heritage
Mind your PMQs? It's eff this and eff that
The C word

August 2006
Armageddon isn't upon us
Why are fewer students choosing to study foreign languages at GCSE?

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