Author: European Commission
Publisher: European Commission
Date of Publication: 2014
Series Title: EU Skills Panorama
- Globalisation is likely to increase the demand for foreign language skills in European labour markets in the short- to medium-term.
- English is regarded as an important basic skill demanded by recruiters throughout Europe, but additional languages increasingly make the difference to business.
- Only 42% of teenage pupils are competent in their first foreign language and just 20% in their second foreign language.