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Record Low Number Of Croatian Students Learning French

Latest data from the Central Bureau of Statistics shows that the French language being learnt as a second language by Croatian students at school has hit record lows. Not even 1% of school students in Croatia are learning the once popular language.

Not surprisingly English is the most widely taught second language with more than 320,000 primary school students learning it. In second place, and with close to three times fewer people, is German with 108,000, followed by Italian (26,000) and French (3,620).
Only 13 people are learning Russian and 191 Spanish. A third of all students are learning two languages parallel.

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