With a new year, comes new trends. In this case specifically, new language trends. America is at an all-time high when it comes to diversity, which means they need for effective language services is increasing in all industries across the United States. This means qualified interpreters and translators are high-value members in serving the needs of linguistically diverse populations. Today, we are a few days into the new year and will be discussing a few of the emerging trends we will be seeing in the year 2020 to help you become aware of emerging language trends in major American markets. By knowing these trends, it will provide a better understanding of how to best serve the cultural and language needs of today’s diverse populations all around the country.
2020 Emerging Trends
Limited English Proficiency in the United States Trends
As of 2013, there were over 25 million United States residents that were considered to have Limited English Proficiency over the age of 5. Statistically, that means 8% of the United States population is limited in their use of speaking English. Luckily, there have been many languages access programs, such as Boostlingo that serve the needs of the growing LEP population in the U.S. in major industries such as healthcare, legal, insurance, travel and many more.
The largest group of new immigrants to the United States is Asia, this means they are larger than Latin America and Mexico. By having these new immigration trends mean that the need for language services is an absolute necessity in order to serve these diverse populations.
Foreign-born Population Influence Trends
Nearly 59 million immigrants have come to the United States over the past 50 years making the population not only grow but drastically change. About 14% of the total U.S. population is foreign-born. This meaning, that Immigrant population growth alone has accounted for 29% of U.S. population growth since 2000. Additionally, between 2015 and predicted to 2065 immigration is projected to account for 88% of the U.S. population increase. Immigration trends highlight the need for effective language interpretation solutions across the United States such as video remote interpretation, in-person and over the phone.
It is important to know and understand these new language trends that 2020 is bringing. Language trends are continuing to shape our country and the many organizations and industries in it. Language service providers such as Boostlingo are here to help with the upcoming trends. For more information visit www.boostlingo.com