- 29 Sep 2020 10:52 AM
- Budapest Business Journal
The European Union average share of such students stood at 48%.
This share was higher than 80% in Romania (98%), Finland (94%), the Flemish community of Belgium (84%), and Luxembourg (82%).
On the other end of the spectrum, in Greece, only 1% of the students in upper secondary education studied more than two languages in 2018.
English and German remain most popular foreign languages in Hungary
In Hungary, approximately 78.7% of students in upper secondary education studied English, and 42.1% of pupils studied German in 2018. The third most popular language was French (4.2%).
In the EU, English was, by far, the most commonly studied foreign language. Almost 87% of pupils learned English in upper secondary education in 2018. English was followed by French (19%), German, and Spanish (both around 18%).
In 2018, in all EU Member States more than 65% of students enrolled in upper secondary education were learning English as a foreign language, with the exception of Denmark (57%).
Russian was the most commonly non-EU language learned in 2018 (2%) especially in Latvia (48%), Estonia (44%), Bulgaria, and Lithuania (both around 26%), Eurostat notes.
MTI Photo: Péter Kollányi