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Do you have a second language?

DO YOU HAVE A SECOND LANGUAGE? 7% v 70% only 7% of Irish 10 year olds learn a foreign language, compared with an EU average of above 70% TOP FOUR LANGUAGES STUDIED IN EUROPE & THE MOST COMMONLY STUDIED LANGUAGES IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS (% of pupils in 2011) 2/3 18% 23% 100% 100% SPANISH FRENCH of working age adults in the EU28 in 2011 stated they know a foreign language secondary school students in Czech Republic 2 or more languages are studied Sweden 21% GERMAN 45% 94% 100% 19% ÅÅ ENGLISH Netherlands of Irish students at Leaving Cert level study no foreign languages 43% Germany 93% 93% 27% Poland 50% v 8% 50% in the EU 50% of secondary school students study 2 or more languages, whereas in Ireland the comparable figure is only 8% Ireland 57% 16% UK 25% 9% 500 M France 100% the number of employees Paypal had to hire from abroad to staff positions in its Irish office, to meet its linguistic requirements 66% 1.42% Romania of the total student population in Ireland went on an Erasmus exchange in the academic year 2011/2012, up from 1.29% in the academic year 2010/2011. This is a promising trend Spain Italy 98% 97% 22% 98% 86% 18% Source - Eurostat / Design- Heather Griffin

Do you have a second language?

shared by Heather Griffin on Oct 16
This graphic outlines the first and secondary languages most commonly studied in secondary schools throughout Europe, outside of the countries native language. Its also highlights how far behind Irela...


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