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  • Friday, December 24, 2004

    Only 1 in 3 Brits can speak a second language

    When I was at school, we were taught both French and German (And the school I attended was not a "posh" school by any stretch of the imagination). However, not everyone had the luxury of being able to learn another language, at other schools in the area sometimes languages were only taught from the age of 14 upwards, whilst other schools gave pupils the choice not only of French and German, but also Italian, Spanish and latin. It seems however, that Britain is at the bottom of a league table when it comes to second languages, with only 1 in 3 of us being able to speak another language, 98% of those in Luxembourg are able to do so.

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