Czech Republic

‘We are bad at languages. Should we outlaw dubbing?’

Published on 7 October 2013 at 12:28

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A campaign launched a few weeks ago by a group of secondary school students demanding more subtitled programmes with original language audio on public television, has now been picked up by the national media.

Mladá Fronta Dnes complains that Czechs have almost "the worst level of English in the European Union," pointing out that Czech Republic citizens have been ranked second worst after Spain in a Eurobarometer survey of English speaking ability.

The daily notes that the students have found an ally in Education Minister Dalibor Štys, who called on public television to broadcast more educational programmes in English.

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