All children should learn foreign languages

All children should learn a foreign language at primary and secondary school, a House of Lords committee has said.

A House of Lords’ EU committee has determined that UK’s attitude to foreign languages have led to a restriction in its students studying abroad in Europe. It is currently not necessary for students in English and Welsh schools to study foreign languages beyond the age of 14, although a review of this is currently underway. The committee goes on to say that there are too few British students taking part in EU-wide schemes that encourage the movement of students across the EU when compared to their European counterparts, blaming monoglot attitudes.

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