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European Day of Languages More than 80% of primary school pupils in the EU were studying a foreign language in 2013 English clearly dominant

Brussels, 24 September 2015

In 2013, 17.7 million primary school pupils (or 81.7% of all the pupils at this level) in the European Union (EU) were studying at least one foreign language, including 1 million (4.6%) studying two foreign languages or more. At primary level, English was by far the most popular language, studied by 16.7 million pupils.

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