Just found this, I smiled a bit, kind of funny (“Merci beau coup!” lol), but he’s absolutely right:

Most Western Europeans speak at least two languages fluently, and someone speaking 5 or 6 isn’t the least bit abnormal or special over there at all.  The fact that we’re a first-world, wealthy nation and we’re also the worst, among first-world wealthy nations such as Western Europe, Canada and Japan, when it comes to language education is just embarrassing.  Our education system is bad enough, this is just one more facet of it 🙁

Why do you think it is that we are this way (the worst as far as language education goes amongst wealthy nations)?  Seriously, let me know, leave a comment.

Cheers,

Andrew

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