David Cameron

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

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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.