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Languages of the United States

Many languages are used, or historically have been used in the United States. Over 500 languages are spoken at various levels by the people in the population. The most commonly used language is English (specifically American English), which is the de facto national language of the United States and the primary language used for legislation, regulations, executive orders, treaties, federal court rulings, and all other official pronouncements. Nonetheless, laws require documents such as ballots to be printed in multiple languages when there are large numbers of non-English speakers in an area. American schools, public as well as private, require English classes at every grade level, even in bilingual or dual-language learning. Semesters of English composition are compulsory in virtually all U.S. colleges and universities to satisfy associate's and bachelor's degree requirements.

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Many of us think that the US have an official language.That isn't true.English is certainly the most spoken language but has never been set as the official language of the whole country.

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