Arts & Humanities: Don't Leave College Without Them


For U.S. employers, the demand for foreign language skills is greater than ever before. Whether it’s in the boardroom, in the field, with customers and partners, or on social media, companies today are increasingly more likely to conduct business in a language other than English. Consequently, a command in multiple languages is a valuable asset for U.S. students and employees—not only in boosting their market ability in the workplace, but in helping them thrive in a global economy.

• 9 out of 10 U.S. employers rely on employees with language skills other than English.

• 56% say their foreign language demand will increase in the next 5 years.

• 47% state a need for language skills exclusively for the domestic mar- ket.

• 1 in 3 language-dependent U.S. employers report a language skills gap.

• 1 in 4 U.S. employers lost business due to a lack of language skills


Arts & Humanities

Don’t Leave College Without Them


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