GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know Foreign Languages Statistics [Current Data]

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"43% of the global population is bilingual."

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"The European Union has 24 official languages."

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"75% of Europeans believe that speaking a foreign language is important for their children."

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"In the United States, only 15-20% of citizens speak a language other than English."

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"Dutch citizens, on average, can speak more than three languages."

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"Chinese is the most spoken language in the world, with 1.2 billion speakers."

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"The percentage of American elementary schools offering foreign language instruction decreased from 24% in 1997 to 15% in 2008."

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"English is spoken as a second language by 15% of the global population."

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"The percentage of European Parliament documents translated into all official EU languages fell from 87% in 2007 to 55% in 2016."

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"66% of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual."

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"In Canada, the number of people who can speak both English and French increased from 5.8 million to 6.2 million between 2011 and 2016."

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"There are over 7,000 languages spoken in the world."

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"In India, the number of people who speak English as their second language is 125 million."

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"In Japan, 34% of people claim to be able to speak English."

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"In the United States, 20.7% of households speak a language other than English."

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"28.4% of European citizens have no knowledge of a foreign language."

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"UNESCO classifies 2,449 languages as endangered, which is about a third of all languages in the world."

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"The Language Services Market size reached $46.52 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7%."

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