European Day of Languages
On the occasion of the European Day of Languages, which is celebrated each year on 26 September,
Eurostat publishes two infographics on foreign language learning in the European Union.
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Lower secondary education (International Standard Classification of Education level 2) continues the basic programmes of the primary level, although teaching is typically more subject-focused. Most often, pupils enter lower secondary education at the age of 11 or 12, and the end of this level coincides with the end of compulsory education.