Why Spanish is fast becoming Britain’s favorite foreign language
Two reports from the British Council and the Cervantes Institute put its popularity ahead of that of French and German.
Spanish has been the favored second language in countries such as the US and Brazil for decades, but it has always been less popular in the United Kingdom. Despite Brexit, its implications of isolation, indifference to other cultures and a general resistance towards learning foreign languages in Britain, the last British Council’s Language Trends report, as well as the Cervantes Institute’s 2019 edition of Spanish in the World, both note that Spanish will become the second language of choice in the UK in 2020, beating French.
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