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288. Foreign Language Enrollments in Public High Schools

[In thousands (8,649.5 represents 8,649,500), except percent. As of fall, for grades 9 through 12]

 
LANGUAGE 1960 1965 1968 1970 1974 1976 1978 1982 1985 1990 1994
 
  Total enrollment 8,649.5 11,611.2 12,721.4 13,301.9 13,648.9 13,952.1 13,941.4 12,879.3 12,466.5 11,099.6 11,847.5
  Enrolled in all foreign languages 2,522.0 3,659.1 3,890.4 3,779.3 3,294.5 3,174.0 3,200.1 2,909.8 4,028.9 4,256.9 5,001.9
    Percent of all students 29.2 31.5 30.6 28.4 24.1 22.7 23.0 22.6 32.3 38.4 42.2
 
Enrolled in modern foreign
languages 1 1,867.4 3,067.6 3,518.4 3,514.1 3,127.3 3,023.5 3,048.3 2,740.2 3,852.0 4,093.0 4,813.0
  Spanish 933.4 1,426.8 1,698.0 1,810.8 1,678.1 1,717.0 1,631.4 1,562.8 2,334.4 2,611.4 3,219.8
  French 744.4 1,251.4 1,328.1 1,230.7 977.9 888.4 856.0 858.0 1,133.7 1,089.4 1,105.9
  German 150.8 328.0 423.2 410.5 393.0 352.7 330.6 266.9 312.2 295.4 326.0
  Italian 20.0 25.2 26.9 27.3 40.2 45.6 45.5 44.1 47.3 40.4 43.8
  Japanese (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 6.2 8.6 25.1 42.3
  Russian 9.7 26.7 24.3 20.2 15.1 11.3 8.8 5.7 6.4 16.5 16.4
 
  Percent of all students 1 21.6 26.4 27.7 26.4 22.9 21.7 21.9 21.3 30.9 36.9 40.6
    Spanish 10.8 12.3 13.3 13.6 12.3 12.3 11.7 12.1 18.7 23.5 27.2
    French 8.6 10.8 10.4 9.3 7.2 6.4 6.1 6.7 9.1 9.8 9.3
    German 1.7 2.8 3.3 3.1 2.9 2.5 2.4 2.1 2.5 2.7 2.8
    Italian 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4
    Japanese (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.4
    Russian 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 (Z) 0.1 0.2 0.1





NA Not available. Z Less than .05 percent.
1 Includes other foreign languages, not shown separately.

Source: The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Yonkers, NY, Foreign Language Enrollments in Public Secondary Schools, Fall 1994.

http://www.actfl.org/



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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