What Employers are Saying

  • Bilingual employees make 5-20% more per hour than monolinguals
  • 9 out of 10 U.S. employers rely on employees with language skills other than English
  • 56% of employers say their foreign language demand will increase in the next 5 years
  • 47% of employers state a need for language skills for their operations within the US market
  • 1 in 4 U.S. employers lost business due to a lack of language skills (Americans lose almost $2 billion each year because of language or cultural misunderstandings)
  • Speaking languages other than English can help send you to the top of the interview list