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Media: BBC: Science and languages exam plea

Submitter: Karen Chung

Submitter Email: karchung@ntu.edu.tw
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Media Body: BBC Website August 14, 2005

Science and languages exam plea

Britain's economic future will be 'compromised' unless more students study
science and foreign languages, the director general of the CBI fears.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4151730.stm


Karen Chung
http://ccms.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/
http://lists.topica.com/lists/phonetics/
Issue Number: 16.2401
Date Posted: August 18, 2005

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