BBC launches services in new languages including English-based Pidgin

The BBC has reported that it is launching 11 new language services, with one of them in English-based Pidgin, which although it is not officially recognised, is one of the most widely spoken languages across West Africa.

To read more, visit the article on the BBC website.

Guardian reports on success of Southampton ab initio language programmes

The Guardian has reported on the growing number of ab initio language programmes now offered by UK universities, helping to counteract the decline in Modern Languages study at A-level and GCSE level. The article highlights, in particular, Southampton’s success in appealing to linguists with its well-established ab initio programmes, which allow linguists who have taken just one language at A-level to still opt to study for a joint honours degree in languages, starting the second language from scratch at the beginning of their degree programme.

To read the article in full, visit the Guardian website.