Jun 29, 2012

Foreign Languages in Ireland

Ireland is one of the countries where people are least likely to be able to speak another language

Ireland was fifth worst with 60% not being able to speak another language - but better than   Hungary (65%), Italy (62%), the UK and Portugal (61% in each).

  40% of Irish respondents said they could  hold a conversation in one additional language this (includes Irish).

In countries like Luxembourg (98%), Latvia (95%), the Netherlands (94%) and Sweden (91%) say that they are able to speak at least one language in addition to their mother tongue.

Group of young people from different countries

 The most common additional languages for Irish people are Irish (22%), French (17%), German and English (both 6%).

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