Unhappy [Q] Remove extra languages on keyboard?

I just updated my note 2 to the Android 4.3 and now my standard keyboard has made it almost impossible to put in any special characters without hitting some other language character as well. For example, trying to put in a parentheses by holding down the "k" key also pulls up a menu for "ķ" or the ")" input has "ł ľ ļ ĺ". It's aggravating as crap when you try and text and random language characters get put in your message instead of the intended character. Is there a way to remove these characters? I only have english installed on my keyboard.