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Dominique said teaching modern languages was vital for the UK economy - not just for people holidaying or working abroad.
The report on GCSE language grades from the QCA added: "We should focus on improving levels of teaching and learning in modern languages in order to gain students' commitment and raise performance.
Just one in 25 students study a modern language at A-level.
Event: South Central Modern Language Association, 28-30 October 2004, in New Orleans.
I am horrified that a decision has been made to close the Holmfirth Centre and also to learn that there will be no more modern languages provision offered by Kirklees College.
The success of last year's day saw the number of pupils taking more than one modern language triple.
What many schools are worried about is this dramatic change is causing a precipitant decline in modern language teaching and staffing in many of our schools, which could prove very difficult to reverse.
Modern Language Journal, The Modern Language Journal Special Issue: Interaction, Collaboration, and Cooperation: Learning Languages and Preparing Languages Teachers 81, 4 (1997b):470-481.
This collection of essays has its origins in a Modern Language Association panel that Professor Rasmussen chaired in 1997, at which four of the contributors delivered papers.
Fagles' translation uses modern language and delivers a clear, robust rendition.
Staff at Swansea University's modern language department were last year told their jobs were at risk following management proposals to cut lecturer posts from 22 to 10.
The essays were first presented at the Midwest Modern Language Society Conference or the Modern Language Association Conference in 2008, or were contributed by Pinter Society members.

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