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Americans and Language: Perceptions and Realities

Languages of the World In celebration of its 50th anniversåry, Pimsleur Language Programs conducted a survey called "Americans and Language: Perceptions and Realities" to find out how much we really know about language. The results may surprise you... Most Commonly Spoken Language on Earth The number of people speaking Mandarin around the world is more than double the number of people who speak English and Spanish combined. 70% of Americans believe English is the most commonly spoken language in the world 14% of Americans believe it's Spanish 9% KNEW it was Mandarin believe it's Cantonese 2% Sexiest Language on Earth When asked what the sexiest language on Earth is... 45% 16% agree that the language of love is 15% 10% Italian English FRENCH Spanish How many Americans are Multi-Lingual? Almost three-quarters of Americans are unable to hold a conversation in 73% 27% These multi-lingual Americans reported being able to speak at least one of 23 different languages. The top languages spoken include: more than one language. say no say yes other too difficult 4% Vietnamese failed before 5% -16% 4% Japanese 32% When asked what 4% Italian concerns they have with learning a new language, top challenges include: 4% Hindi 18% too 6% German old 15% French 29% don't have the time 49% Spanish Try a Free Lesson at About the survey: The survey was conducted October 7-9, 2013, by Toluna PLC on behalf of Pimsleur. The survey was fielded online among a representative sample of adult consumers, age 18+. PIMSLEUR

Americans and Language: Perceptions and Realities

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Pimsleur Language Programs conducted a survey in honor of its 50th Anniversary on Americans and Foreign Language. View findings here:




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