“Don’t insist on English”

Longtime English teacher in Dubai Patricia Ryan discusses her perspective in a TED talk on language death and the question:

Is the world’s focus on English preventing the spread of great ideas in other languages?  

This is a significant question with which English language teachers must grapple.  What are your thoughts on her perspective?


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One thought on ““Don’t insist on English”

  1. Thanks for this awesome sharing.I can honestly say that I sometimes ignore my mother tongue and make many mistakes when it comes to using it:( I can express myself freely in English language but my mother tongue is Turkish .I do agree with Patricia’s ideas on English being a global language but sometimes it is a barrier for speakersof other languages.Regards,
    Buket.

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