ASL as one of the most studied foreign languages
Modern Language Association survey shows that American Sign Language is the 4th most studied modern/foreign language at colleges and universities in the U.S.
Top enrollments of the languages -- Spanish, French and German -- increased modestly from 2006 to 2009 but enrollments in ASL courses increased by 16 percent. Many college students are on a waiting list to get into ASL classes.
Most studied languages
Top foreign/modern language study at U.S. colleges and universities in 2009:
|4||American Sign Language||5.4%|
Source: Modern Language Association
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