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    It's just my impression, or generally speaking UK system doesn't pay too much attention to foreign languages? How many languages do you study in ordinary high school, and how many hours per week?

    Is the system, or is the people, who don't really care?
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    No offence intended...

    It's just my impression, or generally speaking UK system doesn't pay too much attention to foreign languages? How many languages do you study in ordinary high school, and how many hours per week?

    Is the system, or is the people, who don't really care?
    It, depends what you mean.

    Students in the UK can opt out of Languages GCSE and stop studying them aged 14. Many do GCSE German or French though. In comparison to Americans, who I believe most will take classes up to the age of 18.

    But generally UK education is more specific, American is a bit more generalised.

    Besides, being taught languages in schools doesn’t equate to being able to speak it at all well. Students who do GCSE Languages don’t know much at all, and I know people doing A-Level French who aren’t fluent by any means.

    The system doesn’t make it mandatory. Nor should it. But the student is freely able to chose to take Languages. I wouldn’t agree that the system “Doesn’t care.”
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    I could pass A-level german after studying it for one year....
    (To be fair tho I do learn languages quickly)
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