Foreign-Language Learning Low
- 2 Aug 2017 9:38 AM
Of the 190,000 daytime students, 44,400 studied a foreign language. The number does not include those students who major in a foreign language.
English continues to be the most popular foreign-language among students, with 24,000 – 54% of those not majoring in a foreign language – taking courses.
German is in second place with about 6,100 students taking courses, compared to 11,000 in the 2012-13 academic year.
Some 5,400 were studying Latin, as this is a requirement for law students and students of some foreign languages.
Zoltán Rozgonyi, president of the Language Skills Association, said students enter university education without useful foreign-language skills, partly due to their own fault and partly due to the language-teaching standards in secondary schools.
Source: Hungary Around the Clock
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