Growing up, you probably had the opportunity to meet people in your immediate environment who spoke a language different from yours. They may have been representatives of one or more different ethnicity. But if you have visited the world capital of languages, then you have been constantly surrounded by hundreds of languages…
According to the Endangered Language Alliance (ELA), in one area of the United States, more languages are spoken than anywhere else in the world. More than 800 languages are used in New York, and about 138 languages are present in Queens County alone.
Queens County covers an area of 280 square kilometers and is home to many cultures and languages. Why are there so many languages in one place? New York is primarily responsible for this fact because this city is often the first stop for many immigrants looking for their new home in America.
What languages can you hear here? Here have been just a small part: English, German, Serbian, Croatian, Greek, Spanish, Russian, Lithuanian, Chinese, Japanese, Nepali, Filipino, Indonesian, and many, many more.
If you want to become a polyglot, or at least enrich your language fund with at least one other language, then New York and Queens are the right destinations for you because we are sure they will be a real inspiration for you.