November 28, 2012
A total of 38,760 Fairfax County elementary school students (44 percent) speak a language other than English at home.
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Immersion, ESOL programs aim to take advantage of area cultures.
As Fairfax County has experienced massive growth in its international population, its effects have spread to its educational institutions. Forty-four percent of the Fairfax County Public Schools students come from homes that speak a language other than English, which includes 160 different languages.