Economic success hinges on language learning, European official says

03/6/2013 | EurActiv.com

Europe could improve its citizens' job prospects if more emphasis were placed on learning foreign languages, language and culture Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou said during a recent conference. "If we want more mobile students and workers, and businesses that can operate on a European and world scale, we need better language competences -- and these must be better targeted to the current and future needs of the labor market," she said.

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