There is usually a historical reason why schools teach certain languages. But as new economies emerge, such languages may no longer be the best ones to learn.
Students from South Africa's public school system battle to cope with the rigorous demands of any university degree without genuine, committed support.
The classroom setting is better for early teenagers, while self-guided language learning is better for adults.
Researchers have found that some individuals have a 'language aptitude,' which depends on how their brain is organized.