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European Commission - EUROSTAT

Foreign language learning - 60% of lower secondary level pupils studied more than one foreign language in 2014 - French: second most popular after English

Brussels, 1 February 2016

Learning a foreign language at school is very common in the European Union (EU), with around 18 million lower secondary school pupils (or 98.6% of all pupils at this level) studying at least one foreign language in 2014. Among them, nearly 11 million (59.9%) were studying two foreign languages or more.

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STAT/16/203


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