students in a UK university able to speak other languages
The charts below show the proportion of British students at one university in England who were able to speak other languages in addition to English, in 2000 and 2010.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
The pie charts compare the percentage of students in a UK university who could speak at least one more language besides English in 2000 and 2010.
It is evident that the majority of the students spoke at least one other language in addition to English. Only about one-third of the students spoke English solely, with a slight five percent increase over the period. It is also notable that the proportion of German speakers studying in this university remained unchanged at ten percent.
On the other hand, the percentage of Spanish and French-speaking students saw a decline, with the former by half and the latter by one third, both to ten percent in 2010. However, the proportion of students who were trilingual or spoke another language rose by five percent to 20% and 15% respectively in 2010.
To sum up, substantial variations can be found regarding the percentage of students who were bilingual or trilingual.