Foregoing French and giving up German: Are 'new' languages the answer?
As a nation, the UK is often accused of being lazy when it comes to learning different languages - relying instead on people from other countries speaking English.
And according to a recent study the situation is getting worse, with only half the number of pupils taking a GCSE in a foreign language compared to 10 years ago.
But one school in London is trying to buck the trend, as School Reporters from Kingsford Community School in Beckton report.
School Report is an annual BBC project which helps young people make their own news reports for a real audience.