More than 350 languages are spoken in the United States.
In 2013,more than 60 million individuals in the country spoke a language other than English at home. While the majority of them are fluent English speakers, about 25 million are considered Limited English Proficient (LEP).
This year marked the 15th anniversary of the landmark Executive Order 13166, “Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency ” (LEP). This Executive Order was issued in 2000 to ensure LEP individuals are able to receive information and services in a meaningful and accessible way from federal agencies and federal recipients of financial assistance. Since then, federal agencies have made great progress to improve in-language standards across the government. Learn more about the progress made over the last 15 years.