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U.S. Demand for Languages


of Americans speak a language other than English at home.


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


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.


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

The Latest in Multilingualism

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Stephanie: Police Officer Leading with English and Farsi

As a Second Lieutenant with the Fairfax County Police Department, Stephanie relies on language and cultural skills to supervise the Language Skills Support Unit and the Office of Data Analytics & Strategic Initiatives. The Department currently offers language proficiency stipends to speakers of 24 world languages.

    • Professional Profiles

Recognizing the Teachers Who Have Changed Our Lives

During Teacher Appreciation Week—and everyday!—we celebrate and honor the outstanding language educators who have inspired and motivated us. Please join us in sharing about your favorite language educator.

5 Questions for a Cantonese-Speaking Medical Interpreter

LaGuardia Community College/CUNY student and future nurse Elsie shares about her current professional role, provides advice for fellow language learners, and reflects on her recent court interpreting internship.

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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

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