Most Studied Foreign Languages in the U.S.
It can be difficult to determine how often a particular subject is studied nationwide. The Modern Language Association, an important U.S. cultural institution, tracks enrollment in college-level language courses as a way to gauge how often people study different languages.
While Spanish and French continue to be the top two languages studied in the U.S,they decreased by an average of 10.5% between 2013and 2016. Total enrollment declined by just over 9%. Among the top ten languages, only Japanese showed any growth in enrollment figures. The only other individual language to show substantial growth was Korean.
|Language||Fall 2016 Enrollments||% Change from 2013||Fall 2013|
|3. American Sign Language||107,060||-2.3||109,577||19.0||96,349||2.2||94,264|
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