Further to yesterday's article about the decline of languages as a subject at GCSE and A Level in the UK, another one in today's Telegraph which looks at the rationale for why languages are important in the school curriculum. The writer makes the business case for languages and, in particular, that the EU and the UN are trawling for British people with command of foreign languages and then saves the "astuce" until the end. Apparently, studying languages is a great way to get into Oxbridge. One in two applicants for modern languages is offered a place at Oxford, while the success rate for Politics, Philopsophy and Economics is just 7.6 per cent. Anyone with high hopes for their children's university education should take note!