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The death of modern foreign languages

2,600 students started a French degree in 2012/13. Two years later it was half that

By Alex Dean  

Year 12 students during French class at the top school in the country, Lawrence Sheriff School in Rugby, after the league tables for English schools was released today ©Rui Vieira/PA Archive/PA Images

In our September issue, Richard Dawkins proposed his own remedy for our “monoglottish disgrace.” Read it here

In October last year, to outcry from the global academic community, the University of Northumbria announced it would no longer be offering French and Spanish at undergraduate…

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