Number of foreign languages known (self-reported) by educational attainment level - Pre-primary, primary and lower secondary education (levels 0-2) - 1 language

Based on a comparison of 28 countries in 2011, Latvia ranked the highest in Number of foreign languages known (self-reported) by educational attainment level - Pre-primary, primary and lower secondary education (levels 0-2) - 1 language with 59.3% followed by Lithuania and Sweden. On the other end of the scale was Luxembourg with 4.90%, Ireland with 4.90% and Turkey with 6.20%.

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Countries Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Austria % 47.2 ... ... ...  
Belgium % 19.3 ... ... ...  
Bulgaria % 17.4 ... ... ...  
Croatia % 32.1 ... ... ... ...
Cyprus % 49.8 ... ... ...  
Czech Republic % 25.6 ... ... ...  
Denmark % 36.3 ... ... ...  
Estonia % 44.4 ... ... ...  
Finland % 22.6 ... ... ...  
France % 31.6 ... ... ...  
Germany % 42.6 ... ... ...  
Hungary % 4.40 ... ... ...  
Ireland % ... ... ... ...  
Italy % 26.0 ... ... ...  
Latvia % 63.5 ... ... ...  
Lithuania % 54.3 ... ... ...  
Luxembourg % ... ... ... ...  
Malta % 32.4 ... ... ...  
Netherlands % ... ... ... ...  
Norway % 28.9 ... ... ...  
Poland % 23.6 ... ... ...  
Portugal % 21.0 ... ... ...  
Serbia % ... ... ... ...  
Slovakia % 38.0 ... ... ...  
Slovenia % 35.2 ... ... ...  
Spain % 24.6 ... ... ...  
Sweden % 51.3 ... ... ...  
Switzerland % ... ... ... ...  
Turkey % 8.20 ... ... ...  
United Kingdom % 45.8 ... ... ... ...