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Monday, 18 February 2008

Pourquoi? Warum? Perché? Study of languages is in decline

An influential group of experts is putting pressure on the Scottish Government to take urgent action to make Scotland more multilingual.

Figures show that the number of school pupils taking modern language Highers has slumped by nearly 60% since the 1970s. The group has highlighted an "apartheid" in foreign language study in Scottish universities and fear the nation is becoming less competitive in the global economy as a result.

Saturday, 16th February 2007
The Herald

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