9 Sep '14

News From J-Lo to Strictly: why more students are learning Spanish

Spanish is helping to reverse the decade-long decline in the number of students taking language GCSEsCarla Cox had just returned from a holiday in Spain when she was asked by school to make her GCSE choices. She'd enjoyed visiting the country and, having spent time experimenting with Spanish, realised she would be able to get around more easily if she was a fluent speaker."There are places you could go as a backpacker where people speak English, but they would obviously be more touristy places," she said, adding that she hopes to explore South America. "I think it would be more interesting to go to places where they don't speak English, where you get a better idea of the culture." Continue reading...

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