British Council warns of language skills shortage


The UK has an “alarming shortage” of people able to speak the 10 languages vital to our future prosperity and global standing, warns a report from the British Council.

Schools, they say, should teach a wider range of languages, with language skills given the same status as the sciences and maths. Failure to act risks our losing out “both economically and culturally”.

Read more about the report in this week’s BBC News online.

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