March 1, 2024

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Viewed from the United Kingdom.  Why do the French have such a hard time speaking English?

Viewed from the United Kingdom. Why do the French have such a hard time speaking English?

Why are the French so bad at languages? Yes, you read that right, this article is not going to blame English people for their lack of language skills. It's a subject favored by comedians, who use their instincts to decry our backward superiority complex and our ingrained racism. Yes, I am talking about the French. Because they are also bad at languages.

Many people in France don't even know how to greet someone in English, according to a published study times. According to a study by language teaching site Preply, 14,800 searches on Google Translate every month find out how to say. good morning In English, 8,100 to see the days of the week and 6,600 to learn how to say “shirt”, “number”, “ma'am” and “thank you”. The French are also struggling Thursday (“Jupiter”), a term generating 12,000 searches walk (the month of “March”), which leads to 4,400 searches.

In France, these results about the mastery of a major international language would have greatly agitated commentators. “The French certainly need to improve and they lack confidence in their English…”He meditated Le Figaro. Another study published by Education First in November, which specifically provides language accommodation, found France to be one of the European countries with the worst levels of English.

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A relative of mine who is an English teacher in France says that the level of verbal expression has improved in recent years, but France has always struggled in this area. This is