… sauf que je ne peux pas parler une langue étrangère. * translation a the end for those who need it.
I’ve been reading through various website recently and have noticed that there are some things going on:
- English teenagers and young adults have poor literacy skills.
- Universities are reducing language courses.
- Children who fall behind in their reading skills by age seven will struggle to keep up.
- Fewer children read in their spare time or for enjoyment.
I’ve been quite lucky, I don’t have dyslexia as many people in my family do, I’ve always been pretty good at English and I was forced to take a Modern Foreign Language (MFL) at GCSE. Hang on, why does that make me lucky? I didn’t particularly enjoy doing it, many of my classmates hated it, but I think that studying French for 5 (sort of 7, but I’ll get to that) years improved my English.