Posts Tagged ‘modernization

12 Apr, 2009

The global isolation of English

Posted by: Marian Salzman In: American life

While living in Amsterdam just over a decade ago I was impressed by the way everybody I met spoke English—fluently, not just conversationally. What’s more, there were plenty of English-language movies and TV shows with subtitles, as well as books, magazines and newspapers in English. In my global travels since, there have been very few [...]