Monday, August 15, 2005

Teaching foreign languages

Sir Digby Jones of corporate welfare pressure group the CBI wants more students to study foreign languages.
We must change our cultural attitude. We are an island race but must embrace the world and speak its languages if we want to be in the pole position for business.
This is of course complete rubbish and is indicative of his rather antediluvian approach to business. Why on earth must the people employed by British businesses be British? If you run a business and want someone to speak to your French customers get a Frenchman.