Last month, a piece of research by Aberdeen University was published which examined the Gaelic usage of pupils in a primary school class somewhere in the Highlands.
Here in the UK, we are very quick to tell ourselves, and any passing polyglot who’ll listen, that we’re rubbish at languages.
Last week, and not the for the first time (nor the last time), an ill-informed article about Gaelic was published in the Scotsman.
Last month, the Guardian launched its Languages Debate, in partnership with the British Academy and complete with twitter hashtag (#languagesdebate), aimed a sparking a public discussion on language learning in the UK. […]