Businesses Concerned at Decline in Foreign Language Learning across UK

  • 04/03/2019
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A major BBC study of languages taught in UK secondary schools has discovered that foreign language learning is at its lowest level in the UK since the turn of the millennium, with German and French falling the most.

Business organisations have expressed concern at this and the increasing lack of language skills in the UK.

Matthew Fell, chief UK policy director for business group the CBI, said: "Employer demand for French, German and Spanish skills have significantly increased over the last few years.

"The decline in language learning in schools must be reversed, or else the UK will be less competitive globally and young people less prepared for the modern world."

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