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Paul Barnes in The Independent

19 October 2012

Paul Barnes, a language adviser at Bournemouth University, was featured in an interview in The Independent about the advantages of learning a language.

The article – called In Today'’s World It Pays To Speak Up – states that the perks of linguistic study include career enhancement, health benefits and enriching society globally.

In the article, Paul says that there is also a strong case for personal development and furthering the understanding of English itself.

"Even at basic levels, learning how a language clicks together makes you much more aware of how your language works," he says.

"People who are learning other languages become much better communicators in English."

You can read the article on the Independent website.

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