Monday 23 October 2017

Language please!

• It is no surprise that PayPal is finding it difficult to find people in Ireland with the necessary language skills for the jobs they are offering. Our education system just does not teach languages well.

Students are lucky, usually by having a strong interest or a very good teacher, if they manage to become somewhat fluent in a language. It applies to all languages apart from English.

As a nation we have a huge problem with accepting that it is possible to be fluent in numerous languages. That is how most people are in the world.

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