By: Choi Sung-jin
Ethnic Koreans living in America are reportedly least confident of their English-speaking ability among minorities using their mother tongue at home, local Korean language newspapers said.
According to the American Community Survey, conducted by the U.S. Federal Census Bureau between 2009 and 2013, 60.8 percent of Korean-Americans said they were not good at English, recording the highest rate among people using 10 major languages in their homes other than English, the daily Hankook Ilbo reported, quoting its U.S. edition.
U.S. citizens using languages aside from English totaled about 60.36 million, or 20 percent of the total population. Exactly 1,117,343 people were using the Korean language, the sixth-highest percentage, following Spanish (37.45 million), Chinese (2.89 million), Tagalog (1.61 million), Vietnamese (1.39 million) and French (1.25 million).
SOURCE: THE KOREA TIMES