Polish is UK’s most spoken foreign languageby Beatrice Credi - 2013.01.31
Polish is the first foreign language spoken in the United Kingdom. It was not even in the top 12 in 2001. Polish is followed by Indian languages and Arabic. This was revealed by the Census conducted among British citizens, according to which there would be more than 140 000 residents who do not speak any word of English and 726 000 who have a weak understanding of the language.
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