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Learning Another Language Changes Everything

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U.S. Demand for Languages

20%

of Americans speak a language other than English at home.

90%

of U.S. employers demand multilingual talent in their workforce.

44

U.S. states report a shortage of language educators.

Programs & Initiatives

Public Education

Language education is critical to our collective future. Our efforts ensure that those outside the profession fully understand its value.

Scholarships & Awards

Language teachers are underpaid and under-funded. We support and recognize educators to help fill those gaps.

Research

LCF supports and shares broadly the results of cutting-edge language education research initiatives.

The Latest in Multilingualism

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Tyler: Sales Director Leading with Spanish

As a Sales Director at Hult EF Corporate Education, Tyler uses his Spanish skills to connect with clients to implement language training programs at some of the world’s largest companies. Learn why being bilingual is his proudest achievement.

    • Professional Profiles

Sonia: 4th Grade Spanish Immersion Teacher

Sonia teaches Spanish, as well as science and social studies in Spanish, at the International School of Louisiana in New Orleans. The first in our series of Educator Profiles, learn what inspired her to join the profession and the words of affirmation she encourages her students to say each day.

Lopa: Surgeon Leading with Gujarati & Spanish

Lopa uses English, Gujarati, and Spanish to communicate with patients as a pelvic reconstructive surgeon at the University of Illinois Hospitals. Hear more about how language and cultural skills help medical professionals build rapport and trust.

News from the Language Connects Foundation

How to Support LCF

Language learning opens doors, strengthens communities, and boosts the economy. As a champion of language education, your support empowers others.

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Partners in Language Education

These companies and organizations have made the world-changing commitment to support language learning.