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TOWARDS A LANGUAGE RICH EUROPE MULTILINGUAL ESSAYS ON LANGUAGE POLICIES AND PRACTICES

LANGUAGE RICH EUROPE MULTILINGUALISM FOR STABLE AND PROSPEROUS SOCIETIES

TOWARDS A LANGUAGE RICH EUROPE MULTILINGUAL ESSAYS ON LANGUAGE POLICIES AND PRACTICES

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TOWARDS A LANGUAGE RICH EUROPE

CONTENTS Martin Hope

English

Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Lone Leth Larsen

Danish

Flersprogethed i Danmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10



English

The Multi-language situation in Denmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Paweł Poszytek

Polish

Polityka językowa w polskim systemie edukacyjnym. . . . . . . . 18



English

Language policy in the educational system in Poland . . . . . . 23

Sara Hannam & Greek Evagelia English Papathanasiou

Σύγχρονα Θέματα και Τάσεις της Γλωσσομάθειας. . . . . . . . . 28 στην Ελλάδα: Συνοπτική Επισκόπηση Current Issues and Trends in Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Education in Greece: A Brief Overview

Csilla Bartha Hungarian Nyelvpolitika magyarországon – középpontban. . . . . . . . . . . . 42 a nyelvi kisebbségek English

Language Policy in Hungary – focussing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 on linguistic minorities

Teresa Tinsley

The importance of languages for business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

English

Cezar Vrinceanu Romanian Cunoaşterea limbilor străine şi competenţe de comuni- . . . . 60 care interculturală în mediul de afaceri din România: diferenţa dintre nevoi, ofertă şi nivelul existent English

Foreign language skills and intercultural. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 communication in Romanian businesses: the gap between needs, provision and competences

Ineta Dabašinskienė

“We are looking for a sales manager in Lithuania” . . . . . . . . . 78

Lithuanian “We are looking for a sales manager in Lithuania” . . . . . . . . . 71 English

Irina Nedeva Bulgarian

Езиците в медиите и в публичната сфера. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 – българският случай



Language in the media and in public spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 - A Bulgarian Case

English

Maria Stoicheva

Bulgarian

За лингвистическото влияние на Европейския съюз. . . . . 100



English

The Linguistic Influence of the European Union. . . . . . . . . . . 107

Michael Wimmer German

Bildung, Sprachen und ein Redewettbewerb - Junge . . . . . . 113 Menschen auf ihrem Weg zu Humboldts Bildungsideal