Welsh economy is losing millions of pounds because of poor language skills

Poor language skills costs Wales millions Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

The British Council in Wales says poor language skills are costing the Welsh economy millions of pounds a year.

The organisation aims to promote Wales internationally and are worried by the number of students learning modern foreign languages.

This year saw a "substantial" reduction in students taking French and Spanish A Levels, whilst a recent report on languages in Wales found that more than two thirds of schools have less than 25% of pupils studying modern foreign languages at GCSE.

Megan Boot has been taking a look at the issue:

The Welsh Government says it works closely with schools, language institutes and universities to address the issue: