Updated Data on Non-English Language Interaction, Education in U.S. Available From American Academy of Arts and Sciences
To support the work of the American Academy’s Commission on Language Learning, the Indicators updated three items on interaction with languages other than English in the U.S. and sponsored a forum on language immersion programs in the public schools
- From 1980 to 2014, the percentage of Americans age 18 or older who were multilingual rose from 9.2% to 15.7%
- 79% of U.S. secondary schools offer classes in languages other than English
- Among the most commonly taken languages at the college level, only American Sign Language had grown from 2009 to 2013
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