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Thursday, 21 August 2008

GCSE figures show languages decline slowing

Press release from CILT, the National Centre for Languages

Today’s GCSE figures suggest that the decline in numbers opting for languages is slowing. While French and German are down again a little (6.8% and 5.4% respectively by comparison with 2007) the percentage decreases are much smaller than in previous years. Spanish GCSE continues to rise in popularity with numbers looking likely at least to equal those for German by next summer.

Full text at CILT, the National Centre for Languages

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