Business Translation Services – Students choosing to study language at A level is declining at a dramatic rate.
A recent article published on The Telegraph website has reported that A Level languages are in crisis. We take a look at the article in today’s video and discuss the importance of having a nation proficient in foreign languages.
According to recent figures, there is substantial decline in English students choosing to study a language at A Level. Reportedly, 22,000 students took A Level French in 1996 compared to less than 10,000 last year.
Despite the considerable economic benefits of being able to speak more than one language, the situation today is that very few students study languages past GCSEs.
We asked a spokesperson for London Translations for his thoughts on this topic…
“We lament the decline in foreign language study but it’s understandable given the pressure placed on students to achieve good grades and the fact that some other subjects are considered easier. The downside of not learning a second language is not limited to lack of fluency in the tongue. We also believe that the best way to fully cement understanding of one’s own mother tongue is by comparing and contrasting it with another during the learning process”.
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