Research backs English as key to development

A study into the economic impact of learning English in developing countries has concluded that the language can increase the earning power of individuals by around 25% and that developing economies need access to English if they are to grow and position themselves in the global economy, but that English also increases inequality with the benefits going mostly to the elite. The study compares the English speaking countries of  Nigeria, Bangladesh and Pakistan with the largely French-speaking countries of Rwanda and Cameroon. Guardian Weekly, Tuesday 5 July 2011. Read more…

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