British Council Signature Event

Session description

mike solly

Session details:

The Role of English in Developing Countries

Date: Saturday, 16 April 2011 [17:35 - 18:35]
Where: Syndicate 1

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Mike Solly, of the Open University, will facilitate this event, which will mark the launch of the British Council publication Dreams and Realities: Developing Countries and the English Language. Hywel Coleman, editor of the publication and Honorary SeniorResearch Fellow, Leeds University, will give a short presentation, and then join Fauzia Shamim, University of Karachi, and Goodith White, Canterbury Christ Church University, to form our panel. We hope to hear a wide range of voices from the audience, on questions like: What is the role of English in national development? Does English have a role in combating poverty and exclusion? Can English open up opportunities for individuals? What are the issues for policymakers in developing countries?