Sunday, August 01, 2004

Language Barbarians?

Americans are famous for being monolinguals. Apparently, this also affects others whose native language is English. Britons don't like to learn languages either. Mike Tomlinson, former chef inspector of Englih schools, described Britons as "barbarians" when it came to learning foreign languages. Research published this week found that fewer than one in 10 British workers could speak a foreign language, even at a basic level.

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