Cypriot students below EU average in learning two or more foreign languages

In Greece, only 1% of students in upper secondary general education studied two or more foreign languages in 2019.

Cyprus is one of the countries in the European Union with the lowest percentage of pupils in upper secondary general education that studied two or more foreign languages in 2019, according to data from Eurostat, the EU’s statistical service.


The percentage of students in upper secondary education learning two or more languages in Cyprus in 2019 was 38%, while the EU average was at 59%. Cyprus had a higher percentage after Spain, Italy, Ireland, Portugal and Greece.


The average across the EU is relatively high due to the fact that all students in upper secondary general education studied two or more foreign languages in Luxembourg and France, and that 99% did so in Estonia, Romania, Czech Republic and Finland, followed closely by Slovakia (98%), Croatia (95%) and Slovenia (92%).


In Greece, only 1% of students in upper secondary general education