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Poll: Can you speak a foreign language?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

"Bonjour. Où est la gare?"
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FIANNA FÁIL THIS morning called for primary school children to be taught foreign languages from the age of three.

Ireland doesn’t have a great record when it comes to speaking foreign languages; we have the highest percentage of people who can’t speak a foreign language in the whole of Europe.

Most people do learn Irish in school, which is a second language, but it isn’t counted as a foreign language.

Over to you: Can you speak a foreign (i.e. one that isn’t English or Irish) language?

Poll Results:

Yes, a bit (4438)
No (4068)
Yes, fluently (2550)

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