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Languages Spoken by Our Members



The foreign born population of the U.S. exceeds 33 million, and approximately 1-in-5 U.S. residents reported regularly speaking a foreign language at home. Because of this rich treasure of linguist diversity, the National Language Service Corps is constantly striving to expand the number of languages in its membership and attract the highest level of language proficiency from U.S. citizens to better meet the broad array of language requirements.

The NLSC requires all applicants to complete a self-assessment of their language skills as a prerequisite to membership. In general, the NLSC looks for at least a level three (professional-level proficiency) in listening, speaking and reading, according to the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale, but there are exceptions for languages less common in the United States. Those whose first language is not English must also rate at least a level three in English.

Before a Member can go on his/her first assignment, s/he must take a formal test in the target language and achieve an acceptable score. This ensures the Member meets the language requirements established for that particular assignment based on Client agency needs and is qualified to serve in a language capacity for the task they have been selected to support.

Our membership currently offers the following languages, based on self-assessments. Language names are based on the ISO 639-2 list of standardized language names. The NLSC membership and languages continue to grow.

Member Languages


Aari    Aasáx    Acholi    Adangbe    Afrikaans    Akan    Albanian, Arbëreshë    Albanian, Arvanitika    Albanian, Gheg    Albanian, Tosk    Amharic    Arabic    Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken    Arabic, Algerian Spoken    Arabic, Baharna Spoken    Arabic, Chadian Spoken    Arabic, Cypriot Spoken    Arabic, Dhofari Spoken    Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken    Arabic, Egyptian Spoken    Arabic, Gulf Spoken    Arabic, Hadrami Spoken    Arabic, Hijazi Spoken    Arabic, Judeo-Iraqi    Arabic, Judeo-Moroccan    Arabic, Judeo-Tripolitanian    Arabic, Judeo-Tunisian    Arabic, Judeo-Yemeni    Arabic, Libyan Spoken    Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken    Arabic, Moroccan Spoken    Arabic, Najdi Spoken    Arabic, North Levantine Spoken    Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken    Arabic, Omani Spoken    Arabic, Sa'idi Spoken    Arabic, Sanaani Spoken    Arabic, Shihhi Spoken    Arabic, South Levantine Spoken    Arabic, Standard    Arabic, Sudanese Spoken    Arabic, Ta'izzi-Adeni Spoken    Arabic, Tajiki Spoken    Arabic, Tunisian Spoken    Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken    Armenian    Aromanian    Assamese    Assyrian Neo-Aramaic    Asturian    Azerbaijani, North    Azerbaijani, South    Baatonum    Bafia    Bakaka    Balkan Gagauz Turkish    Balochi, Eastern    Balochi, Southern    Bamanankan    Baoulé    Basaa    Batak    Bavarian    Belarusan    Belize Kriol English    Bengali    Bete    Bété, Gagnoa    Bété, Guiberoua    Beti (CAMEROON)    Bhojpuri    Bicolano, Albay    Bicolano, Central    Bicolano, Iriga    Bo (LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC)    Bosnian    Bravanese    Bulgarian    Bura-Pabir    Burmese    Burushaski    Catalan-Valencian-Balear    Cebuano    Chaldean Neo-Aramaic    Chavacano    Chechen    Chin, Falam    Chinese, Cantonese    Chinese, Hakka    Chinese, Huizhou    Chinese, Mandarin    Chinese, Min Bei    Chinese, Min Dong    Chinese, Min Nan    Chinese, Min Zhong    Chinese, Wu    Chinese, Xiang    Chinese, Yue    Chittagonian    Chuukese    Comorian, Maore    Comorian, Mwali    Comorian, Ndzwani    Comorian, Ngazidja    Creole Afro-Seminole    Creole Andaman Hindi    Creole Antigua and Barbuda English    Creole Babalia Arabic    Creole Bahamas English    Creole Fernando Po English    Creole Grenadian English    Creole Guadeloupean French    Creole Guianese French    Creole Guyanese English    Creole Hawai'i English    Creole Islander English    Creole Jamaican English    Creole Korlai Portuguese    Creole Louisiana French    Creole Malaccan Portuguese    Creole Réunion French    Creole Saint Lucian French    Creole Sudanese Arabic    Creole Vincentian English    Creole Virgin Islands English    Croatian    Cutchi-Swahili    Czech    Dagbani    Dai    Danish    Darai    Dari, Zoroastrian    Dholuo    Dhundari    Dinka, Northeastern    Dinka, Northwestern    Dinka, South Central    Dinka, Southeastern    Dinka, Southwestern    Drents    Duala    Dutch    Efik    Ejagham    Estonian, Standard    Eton (CAMEROON)    Éwé    Ewondo    Fang (CAMEROON)    Fang (EQUATORIAL GUINEA)    Farsi, Eastern    Farsi, Western    Filipino    Finnish    Fon    French    French, Cajun    Frisian, Western    Fulani    Fulfulde, Adamawa    Fulfulde, Bagirmi    Fulfulde, Borgu    Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger    Fulfulde, Maasina    Fulfulde, Nigerian    Fulfulde, Western Niger    Fur    Ga    Gaelic, Irish    Galician    Ganda    Garifuna    Gen    Georgian    German, Pennsylvania    German, Standard    German, Swiss    Gikuyu    Greek    Guaraní, Paraguayan    Gujarati    Gun    Haitian    haitian creole    Haitian Vodoun Culture Language    Hassaniyya    Hausa    Hawaiian    Hazaragi    Hebrew    Hebrew, Ancient    Hiligaynon    Hindi    Hindi, Fiji    Hindko, Northern    Hmong Dô    Hmong Njua    Hungarian    Ibibio    Icelandic    Ifè    Igbo    Igo    Ijo, Southeast    Ilocano    Indonesian    Indonesian, Peranakan    Indo-Portuguese    Ingush    Iraqw    Italian    Japanese    Javanese    Judeo-Berber    Judeo-Georgian    Judeo-Italian    Jula    Kabuverdianu    Kabyle    Kalabari    Kalenjin    Kamba (KENYA)    Kannada    Kanuri, Central    Karen, Paku    Karen, Pwo Eastern    Karen, S'gaw    Kashmiri    Kazakh    Khmer, Central    Khmer, Northern    Kinaray-a    Kinyarwanda    Kituba (CONGO)    Kituba (CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE)    Kol (BANGLADESH)    Kongo, San Salvador    Konkani    Konkani, Goan    Korean    Krio    Kurdish    Kurdish, Central    Kurdish, Northern    Kurdish, Southern    Kurux, Nepali    Kyrgyz    Laha (VIET NAM)    Lama (MYANMAR)    Lamnso'    Lao    Latvian    Lezgi    Liberian English    Lingala    Lithuanian    Luo    Maa    Maasai    Macedonian    Malagasy, Northern Betsimisaraka    Malagasy, Plateau    Malagasy, Sakalava    Malagasy, Southern Betsimisaraka    Malagasy, Tandroy-Mahafaly    Malagasy, Tsimihety    Malay    Malay, Baba    Malay, Balinese    Malay, Manado    Malay, Standard    Malayalam    Mandinka    Mankanya    Marathi    Marshallese    Marwari (INDIA)    Mbati    Mewari    Miao, Southern Mashan    Mina (CAMEROON)    Mingrelian    Mizo    Mongolian, Halh    Mongolian, Peripheral    Mungaka    Murik (MALAYSIA)    Nandi    Navajo    Nepali    Newar    Ngiemboon    Norwegian    Norwegian, Traveller    Nuer    Nung (MYANMAR)    Nung (VIET NAM)    Obolo    Oriya, Adivasi    Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji    Oromo, Eastern    Oromo, West Central    Pahari, Kullu    Pampangan    Pangasinan    Panjabi, Eastern    Panjabi, Mirpur    Panjabi, Western    Parsi-Dari    Pashto, Central    Pashto, Northern    Pashto, Southern    Pidgin Cameroon    Pidgin Chinese English    Pidgin Nigerian    Pijin    Polish    Portuguese    Prussian    Pulaar    Pular    Quechua, Chiquián Ancash    Quichua, Imbabura Highland    Rakhine    Riang (MYANMAR)    Romani, Balkan    Romanian    Romano-Serbian    Rundi    Russian    Rwanda    Samoan    Sango    Sasak    Seraiki    Serbian    Shina    Shona    Sicilian    Silesian    Silesian, Upper    Sindhi    Sindhi Bhil    Sinhala    Slovak    Slovene    Somali    Songhay, Koyra Chiini    Spanish    Spanish, Loreto-Ucayali    Sukuma    Sunda    Swahili    Swahili, Congo    Swedish    Tagalog    Tajiki    Tamang, Eastern Gorkha    Tamazight, Central Atlas    Tamil    Tatar    Tausug    Telugu    Tetun    Tetun Dili    Thai    Thai, Northeastern    Thai, Northern    Thai, Southern    Tibetan, Central    Tigrigna    Tok Pisin    Turkish    Turkmen    Ukrainian    Urdu    Uyghur    Uzbek, Northern    Uzbek, Southern    Vietnamese    Vlaams    Waray-Waray    Wolof    Wolof, Gambian    Yagnobi    Yakan    Yiddish, Eastern    Yoruba    Zarma   

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