Number of foreign languages known (self-reported) by educational attainment level - Pre-primary, primary and lower secondary education (levels 0-2) - No languages

Based on a comparison of 27 countries in 2011, Ireland 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) - No languages with 94.1% followed by Turkey and Bulgaria. On the other end of the scale was Norway with 5.80%, Latvia with 11.1% and Sweden with 12.0%.

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Countries Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Austria % 38.4 ... ... ...  
Belgium % 55.9 ... ... ...  
Bulgaria % 79.2 ... ... ...  
Croatia % 57.8 ... ... ... ...
Cyprus % 41.2 ... ... ...  
Czech Republic % 64.6 ... ... ...  
Denmark % 27.0 ... ... ...  
Estonia % 24.0 ... ... ...  
Finland % 30.9 ... ... ...  
France % 56.7 ... ... ...  
Germany % 41.4 ... ... ...  
Hungary % 95.1 ... ... ...  
Ireland % ... ... ... ...  
Italy % 65.5 ... ... ...  
Latvia % 10.8 ... ... ...  
Lithuania % 12.9 ... ... ...  
Malta % 11.6 ... ... ...  
Netherlands % ... ... ... ...  
Norway % 4.80 ... ... ...  
Poland % 73.7 ... ... ...  
Portugal % 66.6 ... ... ...  
Serbia % ... ... ... ...  
Slovakia % 22.7 ... ... ...  
Slovenia % 21.2 ... ... ...  
Spain % 68.1 ... ... ...  
Sweden % 12.7 ... ... ...  
Switzerland % ... ... ... ...  
Turkey % 90.9 ... ... ...  
United Kingdom % 54.2 ... ... ... ...