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Nick Byrne appointed to Advisory Board for British Academy project

Nick ByrneNick Byrne (pictured), Director of the LSE Language Centre, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the British Academy project 'Born Global - Rethinking Language Policy for 21st Century Britain'.

This new policy research project will look into the extent and nature of language needs in the labour market and the implications for language education from school to higher education.

Bernadette Holmes, Principal Researcher of the project, said: "We are delighted that Nick can play such a key role in this policy research initiative, which is seeking to influence and develop fresh approaches to the ways in which languages can be provided in higher education to enhance employability".

'Born Global' aims to provide fresh analysis to inform the curriculum and assessment debate in modern languages, and seek evidence to prove that language capability really does improve employment prospects.

Nick commented: "I’ve already been involved in one joint BIS/DfE funded policy project, and three others funded by the European Commission - ENLU, LETPP and now LUCIDE. All projects look at aspects of multilingualism and particularly its relevance to the economy."

For more information on the 'Born Global' project, click here.

7 November 2013