We had this theme before but it was kicked out of the forum because it seemed oben to too much personal interpretation. So this time, please stick to statistical facts and objective observations as foreseen under the forum regulations. The European Commission has set an ambitious target: That most (whatever that means - over 50%) people in each of the single member states should be able to communicate in two more languages on top of their native one. In some regions this is not at all future talk, but reality. But in other parts - especially in the states that most recently joined: What is happening? Are your education systems and deciding politicians ready for this? Are they showing any signs, that they are really heading for this target? I do not only mean, do they teach two or more foreign languages in grade school. I also mean, do they teach them in a way that average people have a chance of really communicating in both or more of these languages when they leave school?