Every time I read about the language prefer by the European countries, I felt like I have been cheated again and again by the writers or the administors of the countries.
The reports are being quoted over and over again, just as how many Esperanto speakers in the world and the standard answer is 200 million.
The report of the prefer language in the European countries are usually the English language, and this language sometimes can be the 1st place of all other languages.
I did chat with few teens from Italy, Poland, France etc, of course, they are the Esperanto speakers, they learnt it by themselves as the schools did not have Esperanto class.
I usually asked them, " If the school offers you the Esperanto course, will you take it ? "
I am asking a silly question, isn't it ?
It was because I asked them where did they learn esperanto.
Most of them said they were forced to learn English, if not would be French, German etc, the European languages.
Here come the writer, using the statistic and quoting English is the major language.
I can feel that way as Malaysia is also a country which leave no chance for the pupils to choose a language that they like.
Surprisede me more is Poland. It is not opening for the school children to choose Esperanto as a language but rather they have to go to the club to learn it.
I think Poland is worse than Burundi which has more than 20 schools which are teaching Esperanto.
Thus, don't trust the stastics by the government, there are not fairness for the people to choose the language that they, people like.