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Language > English > Conversational English prevalence: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Percentage of people in each EU country who are not English native speakers, who claimed in a survey to be able to speak English well enough to hold a conversation.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Netherlands 90% 2000
2 Malta 89% 2000
=3 Sweden 86% 2000
=3 Denmark 86% 2000
=5 Cyprus 73% 2000
=5 Austria 73% 2000
7 Finland 70% 2000
8 Slovenia 59% 2000
=9 Luxembourg 56% 2000
=9 Germany 56% 2000
11 Belgium 52% 2000
12 Greece 51% 2000
13 Estonia 50% 2000
14 Latvia 46% 2000
15 France 39% 2000
16 Lithuania 38% 2000
=17 Italy 34% 2000
=17 Poland 34% 2000
19 Romania 31% 2000
=20 Czech Republic 27% 2000
=20 Portugal 27% 2000
22 Slovakia 26% 2000
23 Bulgaria 25% 2000
24 Spain 22% 2000
25 Hungary 20% 2000
26 United Kingdom 10% 2000
27 Ireland 6% 2000

Citation

"All countries compared for Language > English > Conversational English prevalence", SPECIAL EUROBAROMETER 386 “Europeans and their Languages”, p. 21.
. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Language/English/Conversational-English-prevalence

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