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January 17, 2012 > Language diversity in Fremont Unified School District

Language diversity in Fremont Unified School District

Submitted By Superintendent Dr. James Morris

Annually, the District reports its "Language Census" data to the California Department of Education. One of the strengths of Fremont's community is the diversity of our neighborhoods and families. The school district serves over 32,472 students who come from homes where over 100 different languages are spoken. The district's goal remains to help all students develop academic proficiency in English; yet we also celebrate rich diversity and heritage of home languages in Fremont. The following data represents the number of students and their home language(s):

English (15,820); Mandarin (3,985); Spanish (3,186); Cantonese (1,182); Hindi (934); Vietnamese (789); Punjabi (752); Telugo (690); Filipino (630); Tamil (587); Farsi (Persian) 572; Gujarati (441); Urdu (389); Korean (372); Burmese (211); Marathi (208); Kannada (164); Bengali (163); Arabic (155); Malayalam (125); Japanese (99); Russian (92); Dari (79); Language not specified (67); Portuguese (52); French (41); Nepalese (33); Ilocano (31); Indonesian (31); Taiwanese (29); Thai (28); Konkani (23); Orriya (21); Tongan (20); German (18); Romanian (18); Saurashtra (18); Chaozhou (15); Cebuano (14); Samoan (13); Visayan (13); Khmer (12); Italian (11); Hmong (10); Other 10; Amharic (9); Armenian (9); Kutchi (Cuchhi) 9; Tigrinya (9); Dutch (8); Fukienese (8); Turkish (8); Lao (7); Sindhi (7); Hebrew (6); Bosnian (5); Swahili (5); ASL (4); Assyrian (4); Bulgarian (4); Polish (4); Sinhalese (4); Slovakian (4); Swedish (4); Toishanese (4), Assamese (3); Greek (3); Hungarian (3); Illongo (3); Lithuanian (3); Marshallese (3); Mongolian (3); Serbo-Croatian (3); Shanghainese (3); Tulu (3); Twi (3); Akan (2); Albanian (2); Creole (2); Croatian (2); Danish (2); Fon (2); Hakka (2); Hokkien (2); Igbo (Ibu, Ibo) 2; Marwadi (2); Sanketi (2); Tibetan (2); Wolof (2); Baluchi (1); Coorgi (1); Fante (1); Fuchownese (1); Fulani (1); Norwegian (1); Oromiffa (1), Setswana (1); Shao (1); Somali (1); Yoruba (1).

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