Is Spanish the new French?

August 24th, 2010 @   -  No Comments

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According to recent statistics on the number of students taking A Levels in foreign languages, the take-up of Spanish has increased by 4%. The number of students taking French and German however, has fallen 3.4% and 3.8% respectively.

Over the last few years Spanish has certainly overtaken German in the popularity stakes when it comes to GCSE and A Level learning, but French has always remained constant in its take-up. Could this be changing, though?

In the globalised world of today, it’s much easier to live and work abroad, and there are far more large, international companies with a need for foreign language speakers. Whilst French still plays an important role on the world stage, possibly the most useful language on a global scale is Spanish. Spanish gives you access not only to Spain, but also to the scores of countries on the South American continent that have Spanish as a first language.


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