Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Study: Latinos Learn English Faster Than Past Immigrants

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"Many who oppose high levels of Latino immigration argue that these new immigrants don't learn English as quickly as prior waves of European immigrants did.

A series of new studies, however, reveals a different picture. Latinos are doing pretty well at learning English, especially when compared to many German immigrants of the 19th century, who were considerably slower to acquire the language.

The research, conducted by Joseph Salmons of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Miranda E. Wilkerson of Columbia College, indicates that a significant portion of second and third-generation descendants of immigrants in Wisconsin did not learn English, and spoke only German. The difference doesn't quite have to do with geographical isolation or lack