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ERIC Number: ED564279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Languages Spoken by English Learners (ELs). Fast Facts
Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education
The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) has synthesized key data on English learners (ELs) into two-page PDF sheets, by topic, with graphics, plus key contacts. The topics for this report on English learners include: (1) Top 20 EL languages, as reported in states' top five lists: SY 2011-12; (2) States, including DC, with 80 percent or more Spanish-speaking ELs: SY 2011-12; and (3) Number of Spanish-speaking ELs, by State, including DC: SY 2011-12. Some facts included are: (1) More than 50 languages appear in one or more states' top five lists. In SY 2011-12, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Hmong were the most common languages listed; (2) Twelve states reported that 80 percent or more of ELs in the state spoke Spanish in SY 2011-12; and (3) In SY 2011-12, Spanish-speaking ELs were concentrated in 12 states. Five of these states--California, Texas, Florida, Illinois, and New York--also reported the highest numbers of ELs overall.
Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education. 400 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20202. Tel: 877-424-1616; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED), Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)
Identifiers - Location: California; Florida; Illinois; New York; Texas