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Making Languages Our Business – Media Kit

As we continue to engage with the global economy, language skills are a vital asset in the U.S. workplace. Share findings from the Making Languages Our Business report with your network.

About the Report

Making Languages Our Business report coverMaking Languages Our Business: Addressing Foreign Language Demand Among U.S. Employers is a 2019 report commissioned by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and its Lead with Languages campaign, with the support of Pearson LLC and Language Testing International, based on a survey of 1,200 U.S. employers conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. 

Findings indicate an urgent and growing demand for language skills in the U.S. workplace, with 90 percent of employers surveyed stating a reliance on employees with language skills other than English and a majority anticipating demand for such skills to increase in the next five years.  The report also defines a role for U.S. businesses in regard to language education policy, presenting seven actionable recommendations they may employ to contribute to fostering a robust future multilingual workforce.

The Executive Summary, Full Report, and press release are available at: leadwithlanguages.org/report.

Social Media Graphics to Download

Topline findings graphic titled What Foreign Languages Mean for US Employers

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Graphic showing Top 5 Departments with Greatest Foreign Language Skills Need

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Chart depicting US Employers' Domestic and International Foreign Language Needs

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Chart showing Most In-Demand Foreign Languages Reported by U.S. Employers

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Graphic with statistics on the Foreign Language Skills Gap

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Chart showing Demand for Specific Foreign Languages, by US Employers with Domestic-Only vs. International Foreign Language Needs

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