- Author: pewtrusts.org by Sophie Quinton
On any given day at the Salud Clinic, Lucrecia Maas might see 22 patients. They come to the community health center tucked away in an office park here needing cavities filled, prescriptions renewed and babies vaccinated. When they start to speak, it's rarely in English. Sometimes it's Hindi. Or Dari. Or Hmong. Or Russian.
Maas is fluent in English and Spanish, but that gets her only so far. She often has to hop on the phone with a medical interpreter, who relays her questions to the patient and then translates the patient's answers. “It just takes a little more time,” the nurse practitioner said.
The future of American health care looks a lot more like the Salud clinic than Norman Rockwell's iconic...
About six-in-ten U.S. adult Hispanics (62%) speak English or are bilingual, according to an analysis of the Pew Research Center's 2013 National Survey of Latinos. Hispanics in the United States break down into three groups when it comes to their use of language: 36% are bilingual, 25% mainly use English and 38% mainly use Spanish. Among those who speak English, 59% are bilingual.
Latino adults who are the children of immigrant parents are most likely to be bilingual. Among this group, 50% are bilingual, according to the Center 2013 survey. As of 2012, Latinos with immigrant parents...
The debate rages on. As marketers think about how to execute Total Market digitally, they often ask themselves what language is best to reach online Hispanics. Some have argued that “English is the official language of the Web, even for Spanish-dominant Hispanics.”
According to Captura Group, research to illustrate why both English and Spanish is imperative for reaching online Hispanics. The research can be divided into two buckets:
In What Language Do Hispanics Consume Internet Content?
Most of the recent research indicates that a large number of Hispanics consume Internet content in both English and Spanish.
- Posted By: Myriam Grajales-Hall
- Written by: University of Missouri
A new University of Missouri study, as reported in the Hispanic PR Blog, shows that Mexican-American students who identify and practice speaking their native language have higher grades than those who are put in English-only environments in their schools.
Mexican-American students who spoke in their native languages had higher grade point averages.
“A real educational disparity exists because Mexican-Americans, along with other Latinos, are now the...