Young people in France have a problem. There’s no work but they can’t move to another country because their English isn’t good enough. That’s according to a new campaign called Barrez-vous (Beat It) which is encouraging young people to leave France.
In a story published in The Daily Telegraph, one of the men behind the campaign, Felix Marquardt, who has US nationality, said France’s failure to teach English better in schools and its obsession with protecting its language was a major obstacle to mobility.
Whether young people should stay or leave, one thing is for sure – better English is a route to obtaining a better job. More and more companies in France are asking for English speakers in job advertisements. In English speaking countries, the need for good English is even greater. English Cup of Tea anyone?
Here’s the original French article: