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TED: Don’t Insist On English!

Is the world’s focus on English preventing the spread of great ideas in other languages?

Dan Gould
Dan Gould on March 31, 2011.

At TEDxDubai, longtime English teacher Patricia Ryan asks a provocative question: Is the world’s focus on English preventing the spread of great ideas in other languages? (For instance: what if Einstein had to pass the TOEFL?) It’s a passionate defense of translating and sharing ideas. (Recorded at TEDxDubai, December 2010, in Dubai, UAE. Duration: 10:35)

Reprinted with kind permission from the TED Blog.

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