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European Day of Languages - More than 80% of primary school pupils in the EU were studying a foreign language in 2014 - English clearly dominant

Brussels, 23 September 2016

In 2014, more than 18 million primary school pupils (or 84% of all the pupils at this level) in the European Union (EU) were studying at least one foreign language, including nearly 1 million (around 5%) studying two foreign languages or more. At primary level, English was by far the most popular language, studied by over 17 million pupils.

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STAT/16/3169


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