Speaking in Tongues radio series

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English as a global language

Programme 18

As English becomes a more global language, with people learning it in order to be able to speak it to other non-native speakers, Andy Henley asks his guests "Are the days of the native-speaking teacher numbered?"

• Roger Hunt is Director of Education at IH Barcelona; Evelyn Byrne is Director of Studies in the English Department at IH Barcelona; Peter Loveday is Director of Materials Development at Net Languages.

Learn more

You can download the report discussed in the programme, David Graddol's English Next, in pdf format from the British Council website.

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"Speaking in Tongues" is a series of short English-language radio programmes, produced and recorded by IH Barcelona. The 25-programme series was broadcast on Saturday mornings by Radio Free Barcelona on 107.7 FM.

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About the series

The series discusses a range of different topics relating to language, language learning and language teaching.

The programme is intended for a general public, but will of course be of special interest to language teachers and students.