Hundreds of languages in one place does not necessarily constitute multiculturalism – language learning is still critical for the future of the multilingual city.
About the author:
Lid King established The Languages Company in 2008 in order to support the National Languages Strategy, and was National Director for Languages from 2003 to 2011. A languages teacher in secondary, higher and adult education, advanced level examiner and materials writer, Lid was Director of CILT from 1992 to 2003, and is co-author – with Lord Ron Dearing – of The Languages Review. He has represented the UK on languages at both the European Union and the Council of Europe. He is a long-time member and now Fellow of ALL.