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New analysis shows Español on the rise among non-Latinos

New analysis shows Español on the rise among non-Latinos

LatinaLista — It doesn’t take a U.S. Census survey to know that Spanish is the second most spoken language in the country after English. A casual walk in most any major city in the country will feature hearing Spanish being spoken. It’s no wonder. The U.S. Census reports that there are now 53 million Latinos in

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New interactive U.S. Census map highlights the nation’s diverse languages

LatinaLista — Living up to the nation’s (unofficial) tagline — “A country of immigrants,” a new report by the U.S. Census highlights the truth of that statement and the increase of language diversity in the country. Language Use in the United States: 2011 identifies the 300 different languages spoken by Americans. According to the report,

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New Pew Hispanic study shows more US Latinos using Internet to get their news — in English

LatinaLista — Throughout the immigration reform debate, most major media outlets have insisted on lumping all U.S. Latinos together. Not just the subgroups — Mexican-American, Puerto Rican, Cuban-American, etc. — but newly arrived Latino immigrants, for whom the immigration battle is being waged for in DC, and those Latinos who can trace their family tree

New Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education — Clay Pell with his wife Olympian figure skater Michelle Kwan.

One-on-one with the nation’s new language czar

By Daniel Ward Language Magazine Last month, the Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education announced the appointment of a new Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education — Clay Pell, the grandson of former senator Claiborne Pell, after whom the Pell Grant program is named. Pell comes from the White House, where

The rise of the Latino child prompts more efforts to preserve Spanish in Hispanic households

LatinaLista — One national trend that is getting scant attention in the media is the rise in number of Latino children in the U.S. The impact of this rising demographic hasn’t been fully explored as to what it will mean for educators, book publishers and toy and game makers when it comes to preserving/teaching the

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