Cameron Urges British Schools To Teach Mandarin After Returning From China

Warns of the risks that could come with the continued prioritization of European languages


Schools should stop teaching children so much French and German and focus instead on Mandarin, David Cameron said on his return from a three-day trip to China.

Although the prime minister helped sign trade deals worth about £6bn during the visit, he warned that Britain risked losing out in the long run by continuing to prioritise European languages.

Mr Cameron said: "I want Britain linked up to the world's fast growing economies. And that includes our young people learning the languages to seal tomorrow's business deals.