A poll, conducted by the UK market research company Populus on behalf of the British Council, has revealed that about one in five Britons intend to learn a foreign language in 2018.
64 percent of respondents admitted that they had always wanted to have fluent command of another language, while 56 percent bemoaned their unwillingness to do so.
The survey also found that 58 percent of respondents underscored the paramount importance of learning another language and that 45 percent of respondents were unsatisfied with their ability to speak foreign languages.
Spanish proved to be the most popular language mentioned by the poll's respondents. Due to its use throughout the Western Hemisphere, Spanish is third to only Mandarin Chinese and Hindi among the world's top languages, and is the top language to use a Latin alphabet.
About 2,109 UK adults took part in the survey that was preceded by British Council report in November, which touted Spanish as "the most important language for Britons to master as Brexit approaches."