BBC News – Foreign languages ‘shortfall’ for business, CBI says

It’s a never ending battle as UK kids find languages difficult and so shirk the challenge. This is not helped by “easy” grading in other, less useful, subjects which allows most entrants to gain A* with little effort. The problem is compounded by a constant stream of visiting speakers, including School Governors and Ofsted Inspectors who start their intro with a cheery, “Well you know, I was never any good at languages when I was at school.”

Fortunately, languages teachers are among the brightest, fun-loving people on the planet and always cool to be with.

BBC News – Foreign languages ‘shortfall’ for business, CBI says.

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