Number of foreign languages known (self-reported) by educational attainment level - First and second stage of tertiary education (levels 5 and 6) - No languages

Based on a comparison of 21 countries in 2011, Ireland ranked the highest in Number of foreign languages known (self-reported) by educational attainment level - First and second stage of tertiary education (levels 5 and 6) - No languages with 54.0% followed by Turkey and Spain. On the other end of the scale was Czech Republic with 2.00%, Cyprus with 2.50% and Norway with 2.90%.

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Countries Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Austria % 5.40 ... ... ...  
Belgium % 11.7 ... ... ...  
Bulgaria % 14.2 ... ... ...  
Croatia % 6.50 ... ... ... ...
Cyprus % 1.60 ... ... ...  
Czech Republic % 2.10 ... ... ...  
Denmark % 3.00 ... ... ... ...
Estonia % 6.90 ... ... ...  
Finland % 2.10 ... ... ... ...
France % 14.9 ... ... ...  
Germany % 13.2 ... ... ...  
Hungary % 28.5 ... ... ...  
Ireland % ... ... ... ...  
Italy % 4.70 ... ... ...  
Netherlands % ... ... ... ...  
Norway % ... ... ... ...  
Poland % 5.60 ... ... ...  
Portugal % 6.20 ... ... ...  
Serbia % ... ... ... ...  
Slovakia % ... ... ... ...  
Spain % 18.6 ... ... ...  
Sweden % ... ... ... ...  
Switzerland % ... ... ... ...  
Turkey % 18.5 ... ... ...  
United Kingdom % 17.2 ... ... ... ...