This is just a thought from someone who has to study a language other than English within a very short time in order to further his education. I believe our policy makers should now start to think about introducing at least 2 or 3 other languages into our education/schools starting from say secondary level or even primary level. The 2 main other langauges i was thinking of here (a little biased here) are Japanese and Spanish. We have students coming to Japan every year and now we have the Cuban scholarship connection, it can only be helpful if we start introducing these other langauges as optional subjects in our high schools so that students who are aiming to study in any of these countries won't have to drag their time in getting their education by having to learn these languages from scratch. Speaking from experience here but its just a thought..