Zut alors, we're the language dunces of Europe
Reported in the INDEPENDENT • on FRIDAY 22 JUNE 2012
The first major study of the foreign language skills of Europe's teenagers confirmed what we all feared yesterday – we are the language dunces of the Continent. The survey of 16 nations – by the European Commission – revealed England was bottom in the rankings on reading, writing and listening....
"For England to lie at the bottom of a league of language competence is economically and socially dangerous," said Nick Gibb, the Schools minister.
-->; Lernt man auch besser Lesen, Schreiben, und Zuhören, wenn man auch Sprachen lernt?
Was glaubt ihr? (Do you suppose there's any truth in the rumor that those who learn foreign languages, thus further their skills in reading, writing and listening?)