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Monday, May 21, 2012

Why One Shouldn't Fret Over Bilingualism

In a matter of years it will be irrelevant.  Because the entire world is moving toward adopting one language.

And that language isn't Spanish.

The latest:
Italian university switches to English for success
By Stephen Jewkes, Reuters

Politecnico di Milano,... the 149-year-old university, located in Italy's business capital Milan, is set to become the first Italian place of higher learning to teach all its graduate courses in English when it kicks off its academic year in 2014.

The aim is to kit out its students with the right stuff to gain access to the global jobs market. It's also meant to attract top-class international students at a time when competition among universities worldwide is hotting up.

"We need to prepare all our graduates for a professional world that demands a rigorous international outlook," Politecnico rector Giovanni Azzone told Reuters. [link]
In fifty years there'll be one language spoken around the globe. We're in the communication age. And there's no turning back.

Except in France.