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Help Needed

Discussion in 'US – Staffroom' started by Gema_Kuri, May 28, 2018.

  1. Hi everyone,

    I would like to know if you can help me. I am taking a Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics and I need to do an assignment about the number of students that have been learning Engish around the world in the last 5 years. I have already surfed the complete web and I haven't been able to get any information. Do you know where I may be able to find those statistics?

    Thanks for your help!

    Gema Kuri
     
  2. elder_cat

    elder_cat Established commenter

    Wikipedia has some tables:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English-speaking_world
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages_by_total_number_of_speakers


    ethnologue.png

    Ethnologue (referred to in articles mentioned above) have archives for other years too:

    https://www.ethnologue.com/archive

    ethnologue_archives.png

    Not sure, but you may have to pay for the data from Ethnologue, but it may give you a place to start ?

    I think the data would show numbers speaking English. But there ought to be some sort of way of working out from that, what percentage of the total number may have been learning the language as students ?
     

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