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Language learning in Switzerland

Switzerland has four national languages: German is spoken by two-thirds of the country, and French is spoken by close to one third of the population.

Italian is important in the south of the country, while Rhaeto-Romance is a minority language spoken in the eastern alps.

Although English is widely spoken, it's a good idea to learn the local language of your region. Knowing even just a few phrases will help in daily life and creates plenty of goodwill.

Tip: Language classes are also a great place to meet new people and make friends!

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