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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

TEDX: Patricia Ryan: Don't insist on English!


At TEDxDubai, longtime English teacher Patricia Ryan asks a provocative question: Is the world's focus on English preventing the spread of great ideas in other languages? (For instance: what if Einstein had to pass the TOEFL?) It's a passionate defense of translating and sharing ideas.
Patricia Ryan has spent the past three-plus decades teaching English in Arabic countries -- where she has seen vast cultural (and linguistic) change.
Languages are dying at an unprecedented rate. A language dies every 14 days.” (Patricia Ryan) 

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