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Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Dramatic decline in foreign languages studied at university

Evidence of the alarming fall in the take-up of languages by students at universities has emerged in research.
Figures show that German, especially, has plummeted, with only 610 students accepted on degree courses last year, compared with 2,288 a decade ago. French is the second biggest casualty, with numbers dropping by a third from 5,655 to 3,700 in 10 years.

Tuesday 19 August 2008
The Independent

See also Richard Garner: Hoping that someone speaks English is not enough in a globalised world The Independent

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