Sky News on Languages

20 November 2013

Sky-news-confuciusBritain's inability to speak "important" foreign languages could jeopardise future prosperity and global standing, according to a new report.

The British Council has said the UK has an alarming shortage of people who are able to speak what it regards as the 10 most important languages.  They are Spanish, Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Turkish and Japanese.

The Languages For The Future report identifies these languages as vital to the UK over the next 20 years on economic, geopolitical, cultural and educational grounds.

You can read the article in full on the Sky News website by clicking the link below: The item includes footage of students inSt George's School for Girls' Confucius Classroom.

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