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on January 18, 2017 in World News

Brits Should Learn Punjabi, Polish, or Urdu to Help Migrants Integrate, Says Cambridge Professor

by Nick Hallett Native Britons should consider learning immigrant languages such as Urdu and Polish to help integration, a Cambridge academic has said. Wendy Ayres-Bennett, professor of French philology and linguistics, said immigration is a “two-way street” and that English speakers should learn “community languages” to better connect with their new neighbours. Cambridge News quotes her as saying: “Considering the issue from the point of view of language learning, we rightly expect immigrants to learn English but, as a nation, we often don’t see the need ourselves to learn another language, and consider it to be something difficult and only… View Article

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