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Survey: Enrollments in Languages Other Than English...


Mis à jour : 27 Déc 2010

in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Fall 2009

The Modern Language Association has released Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Fall 2009, a comprehensive report detailing enrollments in over two hundred languages taught in US colleges and universities. The survey report shows that language course enrollments have continued to grow over the past decade and are diversifying to include an increasingly broad range of languages.

Comprehensive nationwide report shows significant increases in the study of Arabic, Korean, Chinese, and American Sign Language Language Enrollments

Change since 2006

1. Spanish 864,986 + 5.1%

2. French 216,419 + 4.8%

3. German 96,349 + 2.2%

4. ASL 91,763 + 16.4%

5. Italian 80,752 + 3.0%

6. Japanese 73,434 + 10.3%

7. Chinese 60,976 + 18.2%

8. Arabic 35,083 + 46.3%

9. Latin 32,606 + 1.3%

10. Russian 26,883 + 8.2%

11. Ancient Greek 20,695 – 9.4%1

12. Biblical Hebrew 13,807 – 2.4%

13. Portuguese 11,371 + 10.8%

14. Korean 8,511 + 19.1%

15. Modern Hebrew 8,245 – 14.2%