French won’t speak English

It's a myth the French won't speak English

‘Hello sir, what can I get you?’ Photo: AFP

It’s a myth the French won’t speak English

Published: 10 Aug 2015 17:28 GMT+02:00
Updated: 10 Aug 2015 17:28 GMT+02:00

The French have somewhat of a reputation for their bad “eengleesh”, and if you read the news you’ll see why.
One report in November found that the French were the worst at English in the whole of the EU. “Improving the country’s English skills is not a subject of national debate,” the report said.
And then you have the country’s president helping to cement the view that the French are hopeless at English when he made international headlines by signing off a letter to Barack Obama with the words: “Friendly, Francois Hollande”.
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