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Politiques linguistiques économiques

Foreign language skills 'cost Scottish businesses'

Mis à jour : 13 Déc 2012

27 novembre 2012, BBC News Scotland Business

A widespread lack of language skills could be damaging Scotland's ability to trade abroad, a report has suggested.

The British Council study warned there was a tendency among Scottish firms to limit their export markets to English-speaking countries.

It also suggested there was a "wholesale decline" in foreign language study in schools and higher education.