700 Reasons: Reason #95

Reason: 95
In the context of the Lisbon strategy of economic, social and environmental renewal launched in March 2000, the European Union is developing a society based upon knowledge as a key element in moving towards its objective of becoming the most competitive knowledge-based economy in the world by the end of the decade. Learning other languages contributes to this goal by improving cognitive skills and strengthening learners’ mother tongue skills, including reading and writing
Commission of the European Communities (2003) Promoting Language Learning and Linguistic Diversity: An Action Plan 2004-2006
Related Keywords:
Academic skills, Economic, social and political dimension, English Mother Tongue, European Union (EU), Knowledge, Language learning skills