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Brexit and the implications for European language policies
and the status of English as a global lingua franca.

David Tual

        What role did languages play in the Brexit referendum, and what implications are there for multilingualism in the UK?
Are there any likely implications from Brexit in respect of the status of English in the EU and as the first L2 taught across Europe?
How will the UK speak to the world, including the rest of Europe following Brexit, and how will the rest of Europe expect to speak to the UK?
Where will the UK find its future language teachers - for schools and universities - following Brexit?


        David Tual is Director of the Language Unit in the Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge, England. He has taught French in the United Kingdom for the last 15 years and has developed a particular interest in 21st century technologies and pedagogies.