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  • Apr 11, 2012
  • 12:27 PM

Language skills are being lost in translation

Charles Crawford / The Telegraph
...only one in 40 of British diplomats now speaks to the highest level the language of the country where they are posted. The figures somewhat underestimate the Foreign Office’s language skills – some diplomats who do speak languages cannot face taking exams again to prove it. However, the whole policy needs gripping.

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