Kristian Niemietz writes for the Daily Telegraph
In the article, Kristian argues that for most native English speakers, grappling with foreign languages is a waste of time. They have little need for it, which is why, quite understandably, they do not retain much of it.
According to Eurobarometer surveys, only 6 per cent of Britons are able to hold a simple conversation in German (and, presumably, this includes respondents who think that ordering a beer counts as a conversation). If so little of those lessons sticks, why bother trying? Why not invest that time and effort in learning something else, such as economics?
Read the full article here.