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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Over 95% of Romanian secondary school students study at least two foreign languages

All lower secondary school students (100%) in Romania learn at least one foreign language and 95.2% of them learn two or more languages, these being among the highest shares in the European Union, according to a Eurostat report.

Under 60% of the 17.6 million lower secondary school pupils in the EU were studying two or more foreign languages in 2015, with Luxembourg (100%), Finland (98.4%), Italy (95.8%), Estonia (95.4%), and Romania (95.2%) having the highest shares.

In contrast, fewer than 10% of pupils were studying two or more foreign languages in Hungary (6%) and Austria (8.8%), according to data from EU’s statistical office Eurostat.

Romania had almost 775,000 lower secondary school pupils in 2015, and 95.2% of them were studying two ore more foreign languages. The most common language among Romanian pupils was English (99.5% of them studying this language), followed by French (83.6%).

In the EU, English was also the most the most popular language at lower secondary level, being studied by nearly 17 million pupils (97.3%). French (5 million or 33.8%) came second, followed by German (3 million or 23.1%), and Spanish (2 million or 13.6%).

More than 9 in 10 corporate Romanians communicate well in foreign languages

The Romanian Govt. plans to keep brilliant students in the country with EUR 3,500 grants

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Over 95% of Romanian secondary school students study at least two foreign languages

All lower secondary school students (100%) in Romania learn at least one foreign language and 95.2% of them learn two or more languages, these being among the highest shares in the European Union, according to a Eurostat report.

Under 60% of the 17.6 million lower secondary school pupils in the EU were studying two or more foreign languages in 2015, with Luxembourg (100%), Finland (98.4%), Italy (95.8%), Estonia (95.4%), and Romania (95.2%) having the highest shares.

In contrast, fewer than 10% of pupils were studying two or more foreign languages in Hungary (6%) and Austria (8.8%), according to data from EU’s statistical office Eurostat.

Romania had almost 775,000 lower secondary school pupils in 2015, and 95.2% of them were studying two ore more foreign languages. The most common language among Romanian pupils was English (99.5% of them studying this language), followed by French (83.6%).

In the EU, English was also the most the most popular language at lower secondary level, being studied by nearly 17 million pupils (97.3%). French (5 million or 33.8%) came second, followed by German (3 million or 23.1%), and Spanish (2 million or 13.6%).

More than 9 in 10 corporate Romanians communicate well in foreign languages

The Romanian Govt. plans to keep brilliant students in the country with EUR 3,500 grants

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

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