Many European Kids Learn Two Foreign Languages by Age 9. Most Americans? Zero

July 14, 2015 | Quartz

Most European countries require students as young as 6 to learn a foreign language, according to the Pew Research Center. However, this is not the case in the U.S., where there is no national language requirement. Marty Abbott, the executive director of ACTFL, says more English speakers may wish they had learned a foreign language given the changing world landscape.

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