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English, French and German still most common foreign languages studied at lower secondary level in the EU28 in 2012…

English, French and German still most common foreign languages studied at lower secondary level in the EU28 in 2012…

In the EU28 in 2012, English was still the most commonly studied foreign language at lower secondary level, with 97.1% of pupils learning it, far ahead of French (34.1%), German (22.1%) and Spanish (12.2%). The importance of English as a foreign language in the EU is also confirmed by its leadership in nearly all Member States.

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Release date: 25/09/2014

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Product Code: 3-25092014-AP
Theme: Population and social conditions
Collection: News releases