Most European children speak 2 languages by age 9; Americans children, 0.

Europeans know their languages Re-posted from Quartz, article by G. Fisher

In 2010, over 90% of secondary school and 73% of primary school students in Europe were learning English in the classroom, according to Pew’s analysis of Eurostat data.

Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, the US does not have any national requirement for learning a second language. While most high schools offer foreign language classes, a mere 15% of American elementary schools do the same.

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