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Is poor teaching of languages causing communication breakdown?

On 14 July 2011 BBC News posted an article entitled –

Spelling mistakes ‘cost millions’ in lost online sales

Written by education correspondent Sean Coughlan the article raises concerns, which I have had for a long time, about how eroding language skills are leading to serious communication breakdown.

I wrote about my concerns in a post entitled –

Will loss of language skills lead to a breakdown in society?

My concerns go much deeper than a loss of revenue but Sean Coughlan’s observations, which contain the following, are important as they point to the root of the problems – education. Continue reading Is poor teaching of languages causing communication breakdown?

Save our words

I recently received a complimentary email from a friend who is an accomplished author. She was responding to a post of mine entitled ‘I’m over the moon‘ and it led to a discussion about the English language.

Congrats James!

Have you joined Goodreads yet?

Hey is jewelry mis-spelled or the British version? “He is now Chairman of a jewellery wholesaler”

My reply was; Continue reading Save our words

Will loss of language skills lead to a breakdown in society?

“If we lose our language skills will we lose the ability to communicate with one another which will then lead to a breakdown in Society?”

The wonders of modern technology

In the last 20 years the internet has developed to such a degree that bricks and mortar reference libraries have virtually passed their sell-by date and become obsolete. Wherever you are in the world you have information on tap via Google search and that is one of the greatest inventions and benefits of modern technology imaginable.

We have mobile telephone contact from virtually anywhere to anywhere. No more scrabbling around to find a public phone box in a thunder storm when your car has broken down.

Short of making you a cappuccino your PC can take the drudgery out of the mundane if you invest time in learning how to harness its power. Then you can use the time saved to advance your career, education, business and life at a faster pace.  Alternatively, as many do, you can use the time saving to laze or extend your leisure activities. The choice is yours. Continue reading Will loss of language skills lead to a breakdown in society?