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‘Will Brits ever bother with language learning?’

The Telegraph – Mark Herbert

“Is it time to admit that, as a nation, we just cannot be bothered with language learning? Sadly, ‘can’t’, ‘won’t’ and ‘don’t’, continue to be three words that tend to sum up our national view when it comes to speaking foreign languages. There still seems to be a feeling that ‘everyone speaks English anyway’ – even though they don’t – and regretfully languages continue to lose out at school…a British Council report highlighted in 2013, language learning is vital for the UK’s future prosperity and global standing as well as essential for our trade, prosperity, cultural exports, diplomacy and national security.”(more)