Language Day 2019

European Day of Languages 2019


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.



Graphic: How many pupils learn two or more foreign languages - 2017 data

Graphic: Which are the most studied foreign languages? 2017 Data

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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.

Further information & statistics

Further information can be found in the Eurostat news item on Foreign language learning.

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