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1 Augur Consulting, s.r.o. Final report „A study of the language skills of the Czech population“ November 2008

2 Comparison of the Results – Knowledge of Foreign Languages Knowledge of at least one foreign language – all levels Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

3 Comparison of the Results – Knowledge of Foreign Languages Knowledge of foreign languages Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

4 Knowledge of Foreign Languages More than a quarter of those interviewed (28.4 %) can speak two foreign languages well enough to be able to read and understand a simple text of a general nature, in addition to their native language. A quarter of respondents (24.7 %) can speak three foreign languages, while almost a fifth of respondents (18.0 %) can speak more than three languages. A sixth of those interviewed (16.6 %) can speak only one foreign language well enough to be able to read and understand a simple text of a general nature. More than a tenth of those interviewed (12.3 %) aged between 18 and 59 said that they do not speak any foreign language. The question was answered by 100 % respondents. How many languages (in addition to your native language) do you speak well enough to be able to read and understand a simple text of a general nature? Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

5 Knowledge of Foreign Languages The table below documents the replies according to the socio-demographic characteristics of respondents. How many languages (in addition to your native language) do you speak well enough to be able to read and understand a simple text of a general nature? One in % Two in % Three in % More than three in % No languages in % Total in % Gender Male15,529,224,717,613,0100,0 Female17,627,524,818,311,8100,0 Age 18 – 2915,831,628,617,66,4100,0 30 – 3915,827,725,720,310,5100,0 40 – 4916,126,723,317,916,0100,0 50 – 5919,026,420,115,918,6100,0 Education Primary24,128,214,58,424,8100,0 Secondary14,831,128,917,77,5100,0 Higher7,522,632,534,72,7100,0 Study field – categorised form Technical field19,529,622,613,115,2100,0 Economic field13,629,527,620,48,9100,0 Humanities9,125,430,727,57,3100,0 Sciences17,230,726,021,44,7100,0 Other24,623,818,512,520,6100,0 ↓↑ ↑↓↓ ↓ Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

6 Knowledge Of Foreign Languages How many languages (in addition to your native language) do you speak well enough to be able to read and understand a simple text of a general nature? One in % Two in % Three in % More than three in % No language s in % Total in % REGIONS Prague14,126,124,124,611,1100,0 South Bohemian Region26,235,424,611,52,3100,0 South Moravian Region8,127,829,321,513,3100,0 Karlovy Vary Region8,631,421,425,712,9100,0 Vysočina Region11,937,321,613,415,8100,0 Hradec Králové Region6,824,635,628,84,2100,0 Liberec Region17,251,518,210,13,0100,0 Moravian Silesia Region16,020,126,228,59,2100,0 Olomouc Region14,728,227,616,712,8100,0 Pardubice Region18,322,521,816,920,5100,0 Plzeň Region27,136,124,810,51,5100,0 Central Bohemian Region18,037,820,36,517,4100,0 Ústí Region28,619,117,06,229,1100,0 Zlín Region12,623,033,326,74,4100,0 Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

7 Knowledge Of Foreign Languages Foreign language skills – all levels – according to social standing Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

8 Knowledge Of Foreign Languages Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008 Other languages: Czech, Latin, Romany, Greek, Croatian, Hungarian, Mongolian, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Slovenian, Chinese, Portuguese, Turkish, Flemish, Bulgarian, Hebrew, Dutch, Catalonian.

9 Knowledge of Foreign Languages The table below documents the replies according to the socio-demographic characteristics of respondents. Which foreign languages can you speak and to what standard? English in % German in % Russian in % FluentActiveFluentActiveFluentActive Gender Male14,928,17,717,33,214,3 Female17,425,68,018,64,813,8 Age 18 – 2924,741,59,023,81,23,0 30 – 3918,828,07,016,93,112,6 40 – 4910,621,38,713,46,622,6 50 – 596,38,86,115,46,822,9 Education Primary7,716,42,39,72,18,6 Secondary15,029,18,119,73,513,8 Higher30,035,314,124,77,721,6 Study field – categorised form Technical field10,520,74,612,03,512,8 Economic field20,231,310,522,74,414,4 Humanities23,935,313,822,75,718,4 Sciences12,629,55,523,56,015,8 Other18,319,35,614,21,58,1 Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

10 Knowledge of Foreign Languages The table below documents the replies according to the socio-demographic characteristics of respondents. Which foreign languages can you speak and to what standard? French in % Polish in % Italian in % FluentActiveFluentActiveFluentActive Gender Male0,72,81,43,40,70,6 Female2,33,41,02,00,81,1 Age 18 – 292,14,70,22,00,90,8 30 – 391,62,91,92,30,61,6 40 – 491,31,91,73,20,60,9 50 – 590,92,31,43,60,90,2 Education Primary0,72,31,22,30,3 Secondary0,93,01,03,10,81,1 Higher4,24,61,82,41,31,1 Study field – categorised form Technical field0,41,81,52,90,30,4 Economic field1,33,10,92,01,5 Humanities5,5 0,64,01,10,9 Sciences0,5 2,71,60,51,1 Other1,06,10,52,00,01,0 Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

11 Knowledge of Foreign Languages The table below documents the replies according to the socio-demographic characteristics of respondents. Which foreign languages can you speak and to what standard? Spanish in % Nordic languages in % FluentActiveFluentActive Gender Male0,00,90,30,6 Female0,71,70,20,1 Age 18 – 290,82,40,20,3 30 – 390,01,40,0 40 – 490,20,60,4 50 – 590,50,20,50,7 Education Primary0,20,70,30,2 Secondary0,51,50,20,3 Higher0,41,80,20,7 Study field – categorised form Technical field0,00,60,10,3 Economic field0,91,50,2 Humanities0,91,70,31,1 Sciences0,01,10,50,0 Other0,02,50,50,0 Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

12 Knowledge Of Foreign Languages Which foreign languages can you speak and to what standard? English in % German in % Russian in % FluentActiveFluentActiveFluentActive REGIONS Prague17,546,37,322,03,415,3 South Bohemian Region5,524,43,923,61,610,2 South Moravian Region24,426,110,718,85,617,9 Karlovy Vary Region19,724,66,637,74,923,0 Vysočina Region20,4 9,7 3,516,8 Hradec Králové Region22,135,44,420,45,317,7 Liberec Region10,417,79,414,63,113,5 Moravian Silesia Region15,424,47,418,34,517,6 Olomouc Region9,632,42,917,61,513,2 Pardubice Region31,023,912,414,24,414,2 Plzeň Region13,726,010,719,11,53,8 Central Bohemian Region12,322,95,611,76,110,6 Ústí Region8,222,26,413,55,37,0 Zlín Region18,524,612,320,03,815,4 Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008 The table below documents the replies according to the socio-demographic characteristics of respondents.

13 Knowledge Of Foreign Languages Which foreign languages can you speak and to what standard? French in % Polish in % Italian in % FluentActiveFluentActiveFluentActive REGIONS Prague0,65,10,61,10,61,7 South Bohemian Region0,01,60,8 0,0 South Moravian Region2,6 0,90,40,9 Karlovy Vary Region1,66,60,01,63,31,6 Vysočina Region4,40,0 1,8 Hradec Králové Region4,48,80,91,80,00,9 Liberec Region0,01,00,01,00,02,1 Moravian Silesia Region1,30,65,813,50,60,3 Olomouc Region1,55,10,01,50,70,0 Pardubice Region2,75,30,00,9 Plzeň Region0,02,30,0 Central Bohemian Region0,62,20,6 0,0 Ústí Region0,62,90,60,01,80,6 Zlín Region2,34,60,01,50,03,1 Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008 The table below documents the replies according to the socio-demographic characteristics of respondents.

14 Level Knowledge Of Foreign Languages Foreign language skills – all levels – according to the age of the respondent Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

15 Level Knowledge Of Foreign Languages Knowledge of English – all levels – by region Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

16 Level Knowledge Of Foreign Languages Knowledge of German – all levels – by region Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

17 Level Knowledge Of Foreign Languages Knowledge of Russian – all levels – by region Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

18 Level Knowledge Of Foreign Languages Knowledge of French – all levels – by region Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

19 Level Knowledge Of Foreign Languages Knowledge of Polisch – all levels – by region Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

20 Level Knowledge Of Foreign Languages Knowledge of Italian – all levels – by region Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

21 Level Knowledge Of Foreign Languages Knowledge of Spanish – all levels – by region Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

22 Level Knowledge Of Foreign Languages Knowledge of Nordic languages – all levels – by region Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

23 Comparison of The Results – all levels Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o. 2008, Universitas 2002

24 Comparison of The Results – all levels Respondents living in Prague Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o. 2008, Universitas 2002

25 Utilisation of Foreign Languages at Work Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o Almost a half of respondents (46.4 %) do not make use of their knowledge of a foreign language at work. A third of respondents (31.0 %) use their knowledge of a foreign language at work occasionally, while one fifth of respondents (22.6 %) use their knowledge of a foreign language at work frequently. The question was answered by 87.0 % respondents.

26 Knowledge of Foreign Languages The table below documents the replies according to the socio-demographic characteristics of respondents. Do you make use of your knowledge of a foreign language at work? Yes, frequently in % Yes, occasionall y in % No, never in % Total in % Yes, frequently in % Yes, occasio nally in % Gender Male22,031,546,5100,022,031,5 Female23,130,546,4100,023,130,5 Age 18 – 2928,133,338,6100,028,133,3 30 – 3925,635,339,1100,025,635,3 40 – 4921,529,449,1100,021,529,4 50 – 5911,823,964,3100,011,823,9 Education Primary9,316,274,5100,09,316,2 Secondary20,536,443,1100,020,536,4 Higher44,637,517,9100,044,637,5 Study field – categorised form Technical field15,828,156,1100,015,828,1 Economic field26,136,537,4100,026,136,5 Humanities36,035,228,8100,036,035,2 Sciences18,736,345,0100,018,736,3 Other18,815,166,1100,018,815,1 Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

27 Knowledge Of Foreign Languages Do you make use of your knowledge of a foreign language at work? Yes, frequently in % Yes, occasionally in % No, never in % Total in % REGIONS Prague27,344,328,4100,0 South Bohemian Region15,726,857,5100,0 South Moravian Region36,628,035,4100,0 Karlovy Vary Region29,526,244,3100,0 Vysočina Region23,926,549,6100,0 Hradec Králové Region30,139,830,1100,0 Liberec Region24,025,051,0100,0 Moravian Silesia Region17,526,955,6100,0 Olomouc Region18,329,851,9100,0 Pardubice Region29,231,938,9100,0 Plzeň Region16,834,448,8100,0 Central Bohemian Region20,327,152,6100,0 Ústí Region12,335,152,6100,0 Zlín Region18,531,550,0100,0 Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008 The table below documents the replies according to the socio-demographic characteristics of respondents.

28 Sample Structure% Gender Male48.9 Female51.1 Age 18 – – – – Education Primary34.1 Secondary46.3 Higher19.6 Number of dependent children / persons in the household None46.3 One28.3 Two22.0 Three or more Study field – categorised form Technical field39.4 Economic field25.8 Humanities16.0 Sciences Other10.6 Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

29 Sample Structure% Employment – social position Higher management6.2 Lower management18.4 Administrative personnel22.6 Other52.8 Employment – social position Labourer (manual worker)21.6 Administrative employee (in the commercial sphere)16.0 Administrative employee (the state, state-funded organisation) 13.0 Managerial staff9.5 Teacher, doctor, research worker, etc.6.9 Entrepreneur4.2 Small trader4.2 Unemployed2.7 Pensioner, including invalid pension, disabled persons5.1 Maternity / paternity leave, in the home2.6 Student, apprentice12.4 Economically active - other1.8 Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

30 Sample Structure% POPULATION Up to 1, ,001 – 5, ,001 – 20, ,001 – 100, ,000 or more26.7 REGIONS Prague8.3 South Bohemian Region5.4 South Moravian Region11.3 Karlovy Vary Region2.9 Vysočina Region5.6 Hradec Králové Region4.9 Liberec Region4.1 Moravian Silesia Region14.4 Olomouc Region6.5 Pardubice Region5.9 Plzeň Region5.6 Central Bohemian Region9.1 Ústí Region10.1 Zlín Region5.9 Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., 2008

31 Sample Structure Source: Augur Consulting, s.r.o., % of respondents stated Czech as their native language. Only 2.0 % of respondents stated a language other than Czech as their native language. The question was answered by 79.4 % respondents. Another language: Slovak, Hungarian, Vietnamese, Russian, German, Ukrainian, Romany, Polish, Mongolian.


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