21 October 2015

‘Born Global’ – pre-publication summary of the British Academy’s final report: languages, education & employment.

Born Global, established by the British Academy in 2013, is a policy research project which sets out to elicit new knowledge about language needs in employment and their implications for language education policy, from school to Higher Education.

Its Steering Group includes leading figures from the business community, academics and Fellows of the British Academy and representatives from the CBI, British Chambers of Commerce and the Education and Employers Task Force. 

Bernardette Holmes MBE, lead author of the final report, presented some emerging key messages to the APPG:

  • What can we learn about the contribution of languages to employability, entrepreneurship and professional advancement? 
  • What part do languages play in securing a prosperous, outward-facing Britain fully engaged with international markets?
  • How can languages education keep pace with the demands of globalisation?

Minutes and downloads are below.

View the British Academy’s Born Global website here:

http://www.britac.ac.uk/policy/Born_Global.cfm