Multi-lingual School Helps Diverse Students Adapt

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

As a whole, Monroe County Community School Corp. has 744 language minority students, 336 of whom are limited English proficient students. University has one of the district's largest populations of international students.

Of University's almost 500 students, 112 are considered language minority students.

Almost 30 languages are represented at University, with the largest population, 25 students, speaking Korean; 19 students speaking Mandarin/Chinese; and 10 students speaking Spanish.

Other languages spoken by University students this year include Arabic, Cantonese, Chin, Dari, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Luganda, Malay, Malayalam, Persian, Polish, Pushto, Russian, Swahili, Tajik, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Twi and Uzbek.

Of the 112 language minority students, about half are fluent in English, while the other half have limited English proficiency.

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