Wednesday, September 26, 2007

English is second language in Brussels

English has become the second most commonly spoken language in Brussels, according to a study by Philippe Van Parijs, professor at the UCL, La Libre Belgique reported today.
The study shows the rapid spread of English in Brussels. When today's teenagers have finished their language studies, it is probable that the ranking of Dutch, French and English in Belgium will be shuffled.
"English will be the most commonly spoken language in the country, followed by Dutch, and then by French." English is already the second language in Wallonia and Brussels. The second language in Flanders continues to be French.

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