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AAAS Report: The State of Languages in the U.S.: A Statistical Portrait

Sunday, December 18, 2016  

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This is an important report on languages and language learning in the US!

 

The State of Languages in the U.S.: A Statistical Portrait

Published by American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, MA, 2016

Click here to read the report online in PDF format


Table of Contents

Introduction

Estimate of Language Skills of U.S. Population Aged Five Years and Older, 2009–2013

Main Languages Spoken at Home by U.S. Residents Aged Five Years and Older, 2008–2010

Dimensions of Non-English Language Proficiency, by Generation, in Southern California, 2001–2004

Language Shift and Bilingualism, by Generation, in Southern California, 2001–2004

Where English-Speaking Adults Who Are Fluent in Another Language Acquired the Non-English Language, 2006

Share of Elementary Schools Teaching Languages Other than English, by Control of School, Academic Years 1986/1987– 2007/2008

Share of All K–12 Students Enrolled in Language Courses Other than English, by State, 2014–2015

Share of Secondary Schools Teaching Languages Other than English, by School Level, Academic Years 1986/1987–2007/2008

Estimate of the Number of Months Students in Dual-Language Immersion Classes are Ahead of their Peers in Monolingual Classrooms in English Reading Skills, 2012–2015

Number of Language Teachers in Public High Schools, 2003/2004–2011/2012

Distribution of Postsecondary Course Enrollments in Languages Other than English (Excluding American Sign Language), 2013

Postsecondary Enrollments in the Most Commonly Taken Language Courses (Other than English), 1960–2013

Postsecondary Enrollments in the Most Commonly Taken “Critical Need” Language Courses, 1965–2013

Undergraduate Degrees in Languages Other than English, by Geographical Category or Subject Area, 1987–2014

Professional-Level Proficiency by Graduation: Measured Outcomes of Integrated Study Abroad in the Language Flagship Programs, 2013–2014

Number of Online Job Postings in Massachusetts Seeking Bilingual Candidates, 2010 and 2015

Conclusion

Data Sources


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