Right now, there are 6,909 languages in the world. Unfortunately, many of those languages only have a handful of speakers now, and they are on their way to extinction. It is estimated that about 3,000 out of the 6,909 languages are going to be extinct, reports the Linguistic Society of America. Languages of Europe mostly belong to an Indo-European family, and there are 24 officially recognized languages within the European Union.
Many Europeans can speak a second language. Almost all European students study the English language in schools and many of them also learn French, Spanish, and German. Russian is also a popular language among students, which you can see in a list compiled by Insider Monkey. The list 6 Most Common Second Language In Europe contains the most widespread languages among second languages.