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Primary school pupils in Wales 'should learn languages'

23 January 2014 Last updated at 10:02 GMT

Young children in Wales should be taught foreign languages to increase the number studying them later, the National Centre for Languages has said.

Welsh government figures show a drop in pupils choosing a language at GCSE and A-level.

In 2005, 12,826 children studied a language at GCSE, but in 2014 it has fallen to 8,601.

A Welsh government spokesperson said primary schools are encouraged to teach languages

Mai Davies spoke to BBC education correspondent Arwyn Jones.

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