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About 650 students took classes in the program’s ESL and adult basic education programs in the 2011 fall semester. They came from 34 countries and spoke these languages:

Portuguese: 68 percent

Spanish: 15 percent

Chinese: 8 percent

Russian: 3 percent

French: 1.5 percent

18 other languages: less than 1 percent

Source: Framingham Adult English as a Second Language Plus