MORE AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS STUDY FOREIGN LANGUAGES
The number of American college students who are studying foreign languages has continued to grow, but at a slower pace. Course enrollments in languages other than English in U.S. colleges and universities reached a new high in 2009. Enrollments grew by 6.6 percent between 2006 and 2009.
A new survey found that the study of Arabic registered the largest percentage growth at U.S. colleges and universities. Also registering significant increases in enrollments in the new survey are Korean, Chinese, American Sign Language (ASL), Portuguese and Japanese.