Scotland: Stoppard fights cuts to languages at Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is talking about closing down many of its modern language programs to save money. This has people like Tom Stoppard sending letters to the Education Secretary and students protesting. The Guardian quotes Robin Perkins who is completing a degree in Portuguese as saying,

“They are failing to understand how much modern languages contribute to our society,” he said. “It is a dangerous move towards us being a monolingual nation compared to other European countries.

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