THE GLOBALIZATION OF BUSINESS has led
to a greater need for employees who
can speak multiple languages. But a
new report from the American Council
on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
has highlighted foreign language
skills gaps in the U.S. workforce:
Nine out of ten
U.S. employers report a reliance on
employees with language skills.
Nearly 1 in 4
U.S. employers acknowledge losing
a business opportunity over the
lack of employees with foreign
of employers believe their demand
for multilingual talent will increase
in the next five years.
are the languages in highest demand
among U.S. employers, but employers
report a shortage of workers who
are fluent in these languages.
Read “Making Languages Our Business: Addressing Foreign Language Demand Among U.S. Employers.”