Bulgarians Not Keen on Learning Foreign Languages - Survey

Society | January 26, 2007, Friday // 00:00

Bulgarians and Swedes are the least enthusiastic about learning a second foreign language across the EU, an Italian foundation survey shows.

Only 27% of their population is interested in speaking and learning more than one foreign language, says the foundation, part of the Polytechnic Institute in Milan.

As a whole, the number of EU residents speaking at least one foreign language raised by 11% from the previous survey conducted by the foundation in 2001 to reach 56% in 2006.

The survey's results come as a surprise as Bulgarian children have classes in two foreign languages even in primary school.

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