Eurobarometer Data Service

Knowledge of (foreign) languages

Attitudes towards Europe 1962, Eurobarometer 6

Which of these languages can you understand (without difficulty)?

Eurobarometer 28/28.1, 34.0/34.2, 41.0

What (which of the following) languages have you learned (except your mother tongue)?

Eurobarometer 28/28.1, 34.0/34.2, 41.0:

What (And which of these) language(s) do you use at home?

Eurobarometer 41.0, 44.0, 50.0, 52.0, 54LAN, 55.1, 63.4, 64.3, 73.3, 77.1
Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2001.1, 2002.2

What is your mother tongue? (77.1: Thinking about the languages that you speak, which language is your mother tongue?)

Eurobarometer 54LAN

What other languages do you know?

Eurobarometer 28, 28.1, 34.0, 34.2, 41.0, 44.0, 47.2, 50.0, 52.0, 55.1, 63.4, 64.3, 73.3, 77.1
Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2001.1, 2002.2, 2003.1Youth

What (which of the following) languages can you speak well enough to take part in (have) a conversation (except your mother tongue)?

Eurobarometer 54LAN, 63.4, 64.3, 771

Is your (languages mentioned) very good, good or basic?

Eurobarometer 44.0, 47.0, 50.0, 52.0, 54LAN, 55.1, 64.3, 77.1
Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2001.1, 2002.2

Which two languages do you think are the most useful to know (except / apart from your mother tongue) ((EB64.3/77.1:) ... for your personal development (64.3:) and career?)

Eurobarometer 34.2, 47.2
Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.1Youth

Would you like to learn any of these languages? (Which ones...)

ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
0078Att.tw.Europe 1-3 1962 Q.23  V165-V170
09906 11 1976 Q.114 V7-V14
09906 11 1976 Q.114 V7-V14
171328 10-11 1987 Q.148-Q.150 V77-V106
204128.1 (2) 10-11 1987 Q.148-Q.150  
196034.0 10-11 1990 Q.63-Q.65 V182-V218
196234.2 (2) 10-11 1990 Q.30-Q.32 V162-V195
234639.0 3-4 1993 Q.39 (3) V236-V259
249041.0 4-5 1994 Q.64-Q.66 V216-V245
268944.0 10-11 1995 Q.35 V247-V297
293547.0 1-2 1997 Q.10 V47-V63
293847.2Y 4-6 1997 Q.19  
308550.0 10-11 1998 Q.2  
320452.0 10-11 1999 Q.2-Q.4  
338954LAN 12 2000 Q.1a-c  
350755.1 4-5 2001 Q.2-Q.4  
3978CCEB2001.1102001Q.5-Q.7
4153CCEB2002.29-102002Q.5-Q.7
3982CCEB2003.1(2)3-52003Q.34a/b
441163.4 5-6 2005 D48a-f 
441564.3 11-12 2005 QA2a D48a-f 
523373.33-42010QB7a, QB7b
559777.12-32012QE1a D48a-f

(1) Please note that the variable names refer to the final ICPSR/ZA codebook editions, if available. 

(2) Youth sample

(3) Only asked in SPAIN: Which languages do you know well enough to take part in a conversation? And which other languages have you learned or are you learning?