Languages for Success

Research conducted by Opinium on behalf of Heathrow and the CEBR shows that French, German and Mandarin are the languages that will give children the best opportunities in the future.

The survey of 2,000 UK adults with children under 18, found that across the UK are not making the most of the opportunities that languages present.Nearly half (45%) of parents have children who do not speak a second language, with nearly one in five children (19%) not interested in learning new languages. Furthermore one in ten (10%) say they find it too difficult.

The majority (85%) of parents believe it is important for children to speak a second language. More than one in four (27%) suggest that this will enhance career opportunities and boost employability, with more opportunities to pursue careers overseas.

 

Read more about our research here.