Friday, June 21, 2013

Latinos Learn English Faster than Other Immigrants, Says Study

I'm sure this report will surprise many people and there will be many who will not believe it.  - - Donna Poisl

Written by Kirsten Gibson

A new study demonstrates that Latinos are learning English faster than past immigrants in a country without an official language.

The study, conducted by Joseph Salmons of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Miranda E. Wilkerson of Columbia College, looked at German immigrants to the U.S. from the 19th century and their rate of English use.

The researchers found that high numbers of second- and third-generation German immigrants spoke only German. These areas with German-rich populations had limited interactions in English; in schools and churches, German was the preferred language.
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