Friday, October 22, 2004
Outcry over English lessons. (Hat tip: LGF)
France's report said standards of English in schools were poor and worsening.
Its conclusions have been challenged by some politicians, including one deputy from the ruling UMP party, Jacques Myard.
He told Le Monde: "English is the most-spoken language today, but that won't last."
He said Spanish, Chinese and Arabic were all growing in importance.
"If we must make a language compulsory, it should be Arabic," he said.