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Not enough people in the UK have ability and skill in crucial foreign languages, argues a report
Vice-chancellor Leszek Borysiewicz wants education system to allow children to strive to become as bilingual as they can be.
There are now more than 1.1 million children in our schools whose first language “is known or believed to be other than English” according to the latest government figures. This confirms a continuous upwards trend that shows no sign of abating.
The reasons for learning a second language can be endless but the secret to success is rooted in the science of motivation
Lack of languages stifles Brits and Americans. But why learn a second language if everyone speaks English? To better understand a culture, or boost your employability in the global economy, finds a Guardian roundtable
The UK's education system is failing to produce enough people with foreign-language skills to meet a growing need from business, the CBI has said.
The number of students learning Mandarin in England could double by 2019, says Education Minister Elizabeth Truss. A lack of Mandarin teachers has held the UK back, said the British Council
Thousands of UK pupils sat Mandarin GCSE exams this year. But this is only a fraction of those studying European languages. Is this a wasted opportunity which could cost our economy billions? The BBC's China editor Carrie Gracie reports.
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