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Six million adults can not read and write

The number of illiterate people in Germany have fallen, but six million adults can write, according to a study by the University of Hamburg with little or read.

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Six million adults can not read and write

The number of illiterate people in Germany have fallen, but six million adults can write, according to a study by the University of Hamburg with little or read. Half of them are native speakers.

In Germany, can read, 6.2 million adults and. The findings of a study conducted by the University of Hamburg, with funding from the German Federal Ministry of education. The study of the news Agency dpa is in advance.

The Affected can read and write, but no continuous texts understand. With 52.6 percent, more than half of them has English as a native language. Of the remaining 2.9 million people, more than three-quarters say they are able to read in their first language, challenging texts and to write.

A man is practicing Writing in a writing course at the Volkshochschule in Hamburg.

"success for our education system,"

In a previous study from the year 2011, there were still 7.5 million people with low Reading and writing skills. Federal education Minister Anna Karliczek called the decline a "success for our education system", for a removal of taboos of Reading and writing weaknesses, as well as better learning opportunities. She said: "politics and society cannot but subside." To provide a literacy, no matter just adults much to Overcome.

For the study, with the name "Leo 2018 - life, low-Literacy" were interviewed in 2018, approximately 7200 people aged 18 to 64 years of age. The study participants had to speak enough English to be able to the approximately one-hour interview follow.

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