BRITAIN is the EU country with the lowest percentage of 15 to 30-year-olds proficient in a foreign language.

A study by the EU’s Erasmus education programme saw Britain in last place with just 32% saying they can read and write in another language.

The second-last country, Hungary, left the UK in the dust with 71% of young adults skilled in a foreign tongue.

Denmark topped the list with 99% bilingualism, followed by Malta with 98% and the Netherlands with 97%.

Erasmus is an exchange programme that allows for students to study in other EU member states.

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