'Connecting Cultures' and internationalisation through Commonwealth Foreign Languages: Welcome
Professor Philip Murphy, Director, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London
Dr Balasubramanyam Chandramohan, Visiting Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London
Dr Filippo Nereo, Discipline Lead for Languages, The Higher Education Academy, York
'Connecting Cultures' is the Commonwealth theme for the year 2012. Language is a crucial element in constructing/connecting cultures, and the seminar will discuss the provision for learning and teaching of languages whose use transcends national boundaries.
Intercultural dimensions of language will be foregrounded in the discussions. A key anticipated outcome of the event will be the impact on policy at institutional, national or Commonwealth levels with specific reference to internationalisation strategies in the university/tertiary sector.