U.S. Economy Needs More Foreign Language Studies to Stay Competitive, Report Says

May 21, 2019 | Education Week

U.S. employers are increasingly seeking employees who speak other languages in addition to English to remain competitive in the global economy, according to a survey commissioned by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The report highlights in-demand languages -- among them Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin -- and says more than 30% of those surveyed reported that current employees fail to meet the language needs of the business.

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