[Edling] UK: Britons 'nervous to speak foreign language when abroad'

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Tue Aug 18 06:33:32 UTC 2015

BBC News

Britons 'nervous to speak foreign language when abroad'

A quarter of British holidaymakers feel nervous at the thought of having to speak the local language when they go abroad, a poll suggests.

The survey of more than 2,000 UK adults for the British Council found 40% were embarrassed by their language skills.

But nearly two-thirds (65%) thought it was important to learn a few local words or phrases before going abroad.

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