The charts below show the proportions of British students at one university in England who were able to speak other languages in addition to English, in 2000 and 2010.
The pie charts compare the percentage of students at a UK institute that could speak foreign languages between 2000 and 2010.
Looking at the charts, it is immediately obvious that most UK students at the university could speak at least one different language. Over the period of 10 years, Spainish remained as the most popular foreign language spoken by these students.
In 2000, the proportions of British students being capable of speaking Spainish only, another language, and two other languages stood at 35 percent, 20 percent, and 15 percent respectively. Ten years later, these figures increased slightly by 5 percent. By contrast, the percentage of students who could speak French only or could not speak any other language saw a marginal decrease by 5 percent.
Between 2000 and 2010, Spainish only registered the highest figure. In 2000, the number of students who could speak Spainish only was 30 percent, that was three times higher than the number of those speaking German only. Besides, the percentage of students who could only speak German as the second language remained unchanged over the course of 10 years.