What Languages Do Bengals Speak?

Nicole Darling, Staff Writer

During the World Language Fair, March 10, students were asked to fill out a survey about the languages they speak at home. Many people at our school speak another language. Languages are important for how people communicate in school, business, socially, and in culture. There were a total of 307 responses to my survey. Here are the results:

Grades of people who answered:

Languages that Bengals speak at home: 

The majority of people who speak another language besides English know Spanish, which has 80 speakers. Other languages with many speakers are Arabic, Gujarati, Hindi, and Polish. There are a total of 246 English speakers at home out of 307 responses. This shows that many students don’t speak English at home. 

The languages are from many different places around the world including:

Latin America- Spanish

Europe- Polish, Russian, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Romanian, Lithuanian 

Asia- Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin, Thai, Malayalam, Lao, Tagalog, Bisaya

Africa- Yoruba

Middle East- Arabic


Dialects are a form of a language usually spoken in a specific region. Some of the dialects that students speak are 

Arabic: Palestinian Arabic, Moroccan Arabic, Jordanian Arabic, Egyptian Arabic

From South America: Latin American Spanish, Mexican Spanish, Nahuatl

From India: Garhwali

From Philippines: Bisaya 

Catalán is from the autonomous region of Spain.


Bengals are learning these languages:

Students are learning a total of 21 different languages. The languages with the most learners are Spanish, French, Japanese, Arabic, and Korean. The winner is Spanish with 197 learners. There are also students who are learning English and ASL (American Sign Language). This shows how people use many languages, and some of those languages don’t have to be spoken verbally.

People at our school speak so many languages. This just shows how important language is. Hopefully, next year you’ll celebrate National World Language Week.