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Hungary: Why Study English

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar points out that the Hungarian government is suggesting the wrong motivation for studying English: “[…] achieving the rather lofty (and therefore completely unmeasureable) objective of increasing the ‘mobility of upcoming Hungarian generations’ and improving ‘their options on the labor market.’ Think about the logic of that statement. If everybody, as the government wishes, learns English, then the mobility and options on the labour market remains exactly as they are now; we’ll just have higher qualified street-cleaners that are able to watch BBC World.”

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