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5 Reasons Why Native English Speakers Struggle To Learn Foreign Languages

QRIUS – Staff Writer

“According to a recent survey co-ordinated by the European Commission 80% of European 15-30 year olds can read and write in at least one foreign language. This number drops to only 32% amongst British 15-30 year olds. This is not just because all European young people speak English. If we look at those who can read and write in at least three languages, the UK is still far behind. Only 8% of UK young people can do what 88% of Luxembourgish, 77% of Latvian and 62% of Maltese young people can do. So what are the difficulties Britons face when learning other languages? Here are a few of the basics. 1. Objects have genders” (more)

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