Teach Mandarin, Urdu and Arabic to save language learning says report

Oct 24, 2018 by

A long term decline in the study of modern languages at school has sparked fears Scotland is becoming increasingly isolated in the world.

But a new report argues our population now speaks more languages than ever before thanks to the establishment of communities from across the globe.

There are now 158 languages spoken by Scottish pupils at home with the most common after English including Polish, Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic and Chinese.

The report by the Reform Scotland has called on schools to harness the language expertise in such communities to lead a revolution in language learning.

Source: Teach Mandarin, Urdu and Arabic to save language learning says report | HeraldScotland

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