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Languages and creative arts losing favour with GCSE and A-level students
More vocational subjects such as computing and business preferred by those studying in England

Rachel Hall

01, Jun, 2023 @3:31 PM

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Edward Gair obituary
Other lives: Fruit and vegetable trader who used his language skills to import produce from Spain and the Canary Islands

Barbara Fox

01, Jun, 2023 @3:09 PM

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You say Brecon Beacons, I say Bannau Brycheiniog | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the national park authority’s decision to adopt the Welsh name as the sole name for the park

21, Apr, 2023 @4:40 PM

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‘We’re losing our identity’: the young Egyptians fighting to save the ancient Nubian tongue
They lost the last of their ancestral lands to the Aswan Dam in the 1960s, and now their language is dying too. But a new generation is harnessing the internet to help keep Nubian alive

Edmund Bower in Cairo

12, Apr, 2023 @8:03 AM

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‘This is a real moment’: Netflix series cements rise of Welsh language drama
Forty years after marches and a hunger strike threat led to a dedicated Cymraeg channel, the launch of a Cardiff crime caper shows drama from Wales has come into its own

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

01, Apr, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Pope Francis is no champion of women | Brief letters
Brief letters: The Catholic church | Spade confusion | Junior doctors’ pay | Pardon my English | T-shirt slogans

17, Mar, 2023 @5:53 PM

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John Bramble obituary
Other Lives: Oxford University lecturer who took an unconventional approach to the teaching of Latin literature

Philip Hardie

14, Mar, 2023 @3:43 PM

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Christine Wilson obituary
Other lives: Linguist who played key roles in Norwich, through the Friends of Eaton Park and the twinning association with Rouen

Helen Mitchell

10, Mar, 2023 @6:36 PM

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Ministers put £15m towards tackling decline in language learning in England
Exclusive: University College London to develop language programme in secondary schools over three years

Anna Bawden

03, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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How ChatGPT mangled the language of heaven | Letter
Letter: Asked to generate a story from an English translation of a letter in Welsh published in the Guardian, the AI chatbot came up with a lot of twaddle, reports Fiona Collins

26, Feb, 2023 @6:51 PM

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UK business groups call for more foreign-language teaching in colleges
Exclusive: Report reveals postcode lottery as barely half FE institutions offer some form of language teaching

Anna Bawden

30, Jan, 2023 @9:37 AM

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‘A real moment’: Cymraeg’s the star as Netflix buys Welsh-language drama
Streaming service’s purchase of heist series Dal y Mellt shows Wales ‘can stand on world stage’

Steven Morris

29, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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