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Lecturer stresses the importance of foreign languages


MICHRON ROBINSON, [email protected]

Lecturer stresses the importance of foreign languages

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THE IMPORTANCE OF learning a foreign language is largely underestimated in Barbados, says a University of the West Indies lecturer.

French lecturer in the Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature Terrence Inniss told NATION ONLINE students hardly realise how far a foreign language can carry them.

Speaking today at UWI Cave Hill while attending an open day to celebrate French culture, he said the event was held to sensitise people on the importance of language – particularly French.

“When you study a language it opens doors. You understand people, a culture and a way of thinking and it makes good international business [for when you travel],” he added.

Inniss said it was time people took language seriously in the island. (MR)

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