German and Austrian embassies in Prague highlight the benefits of learning German

The German and Austrian embassies in the Czech Republic are hoping to convince more Czech schoolchildren to choose German as a second foreign language, which will be a compulsory subject in the coming school year. Over the past twenty years interest in learning German has slumped among Czech primary school children despite that fact that the neighbouring states offer lucrative job opportunities for people speaking the language. According to statistics 98 percent of Czech schoolchildren chose to learn English at school.