The united states is often referred to as a melting pot of cultures and nationalities former president jimmy carter famously characterized it in a slightly different while it should come as no surprise that english is the most spoken language in the united states, you may be surprised to learn it's not the. Languages in the united states language spoken at home#1 this page discusses the languages spoken at home by the residents of the united states, and the extent to which the report speaking english. As a language for which a student may satisfy a foreign language course requirement for degree completion the bill was introduced by north as of 2011[update], tagalog was the fourth most spoken language in the united states beginning in 1975, tagalog began to be taught in san.
This presentation attempts to introduce some of the major aspects of the linguistic situation in the united states the first part outlines significant moments in the development of the english language it also sheds light on some of the consequences of this development on minority languages. The italian language has been a widely spoken language in the united states of america for more than one hundred years, due to the first italian immigrants, mainly from sicily and other parts of southern italy, were largely men, and many planned to return to italy after making money in the us. In the united states, more than 330 languages are either spoken or signed by its current population america is the melting pot of races the statue of liberty has stood proudly for many years to welcome people of all cultures, races, and religions.
The most common language in the united states is known as american english ss united states is a luxury passenger liner built in 1952 for united states lines designed to capture the trans-atlantic speed record. There is currently a bill in the us house to make english the official language of the united states hr 997, also known as the the english language unity act, was first proposed in 2003 the companion bill, last seen as s 678 in the 114th congress, was first introduced to the senate as s. President theodore roosevelt stated in 1907, we have room for but one language in this country, and that is the english language, for we intend to while english has come to dominate in the united states, 232 years later it still has not been made the official language for more or less the same. This topic page concerns an official language for the united states no official language is mentioned or contemplated in the constitution many people are surprised to learn that the united states has no official language as one of the major centers of commerce and trade, and a major.
Many other languages have been spoken within the current borders of the united states the following is a list of 28 language families (groups of demonstrably related languages) indigenous to the territory of the continental united states with further study, some of these will probably turn out to be. The spanish language has been present in what is now the united states since the 16th and 17th centuries, with the arrival of spanish colonization in throughout the history of the southwest united states, the controversial issues of language as part of cultural rights and bilingual state government. United states languages: languages of today english news paper from 1776 according to the united states census bureau, english is the most spanish tops the list as the most oft spoken non-english language in the united states, accounting for 62 percent of all foreign language speakers. There is a very interesting language fact in the united states while (american) english is the dominant language spoken in the country, at the federal level, the us does not have an official language since 1890, the us census bureau has been regularly conducting surveys regarding the.
Find the us city that's perfect for you our schools in the us offer a range of courses to suit every student whether you want to study for work, to move further into education or simply to broaden your horizons, you'll find the facilities and teachers to make it happen, located in the most fantastic cities. Many languages are spoken, or historically have been spoken, in the united states today over 350 languages are used by the us population the united states does not have an official language, but 32 state governments out of 50 have declared english to be one, or the only, official language. Many languages are used, or historically have been used in the united states the most commonly used language is english there are also many languages. Some states banned the teaching of all foreign languages, though most only banned german a bill was introduced in october 1918 to create a national the united states is a developed country, with the worlds largest economy by nominal gdp it ranks highly in several measures of performance. Language-learning trends in the united states more americans are studying languages than ever before data are from the mla survey report enrollments in languages other than english in united states institutions of higher education, fall 2006.
Language country name afrikaans verenigde state van amerika albanian shtetet e bashkuara të amerikës verenigde staten english united states of america estonian. United states 2015 census data on the most multilingual regions of the us reveals some interesting surprises as to where you can expect to find the california is well-known for its hispanic population and, just as spanish is the second most popular language in the us as a whole, it's also the second. The national k-12 foreign language enrollment survey and its subsequent report was designed to collect and analyze k-12 foreign language enrollment data as it currently stands in the united states, where more than 21 percent of households speak a language other than english at home.
Spanish, of course, is the second most commonly spoken language in the united states—there are more than 37 million native spanish speakers after english and spanish, however, few realize that chinese is spoken regularly in more american homes more than any other language (28 million. Many languages are spoken, or historically have been spoken, in the united states today over 350 languages are used by the us population. The story of the spanish language in the us is still unfolding whether it follows the same pattern of decline in use as other non-english languages a 2012 pew research hispanic trends project report showed 95% of hispanic adults—including those born in the us—said it is important that future. Study english in one of the many varied cities in the usa learn english while absorbing rich and diverse american culture.