Share of pupils at ISCED level 3 (GEN) learning 1 foreign language

Based on a comparison of 27 countries in 2012, Spain ranked the highest in share of pupils at isced level 3 (gen) learning 1 foreign language with 72.5% followed by Ireland and Italy. On the other end of the scale was Liechtenstein with 0%, Slovenia with 0.300% and Finland with 0.400%.

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Countries Unit 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Austria % ...   22.4 ... ... 30.6 25.0    
Belgium %     10.8 10.6 10.9 10.6 10.5    
Bulgaria %     21.4 22.7 24.3 25.2 26.0    
Croatia % ...   10.1 ... ... 9.90 11.0    
Cyprus %   ... 100 ... 0 15.6 16.4    
Czech Republic % ...   0 0 0 0 0    
Denmark %     29.2 39.2 38.9 39.5 40.3    
Estonia %     19.1 2.10 1.70 ... ...    
Finland %     0.300 0.200 0.400 0.300 0.300    
France %     10.4 10.0 9.80 9.40 9.10    
Hungary % ... ... ... 57.2 55.2 53.7 55.2    
Iceland %     21.6 22.2 23.3 23.6 24.4    
Ireland %     72.9 73.0 72.7 73.8 73.8    
Italy %     73.1 73.9 71.6 72.3 72.6    
Latvia %     24.7 22.6 22.6 21.6 20.4    
Liechtenstein % ... ... ... ... ... ... ...   ...
Lithuania %     42.5 42.8 44.1 51.4 52.1    
Luxembourg % ...   100 0 0 0 ... ... ...
Macedonia % ... ... 100 ... ... ... 46.9    
Malta % ...   56.7 59.9 ... ... 18.8    
Netherlands %     0 0 0.200 22.2 31.1    
Norway % ... ... 0 ... 0 ... ... ... ...
Poland % ... ... ... 19.9 ... 24.3 24.9    
Portugal % ...   50.1 ... ... 64.7 42.1    
Romania %     8.40 7.90 6.70 3.60 1.70    
Slovakia %     0.700 1.70 0.700 0.200 1.20    
Slovenia %     0.100 0.400 1.90 0.100 0.800    
Spain %     68.2 67.8 67.2 67.4 71.5    
Sweden %     7.90 8.40 8.60 8.20 7.30    
Turkey %   ... 59.3 ... ... ... ... ... ...