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Championing language education to create deeper connections.

Connect Students to the World!

We've launched a Summer 2024 peer-to-peer fundraising campaign to support language teachers and their students.

Your contribution of any amount—including small monthly donations—helps inspire and develop tomorrow's global citizens. Please join us and share this effort with your network.

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

Potrait photo of Elena along with the text: My favorite word or expression in another language is "Témoignage"

Elena: World Language Educator, Teacher Trainer & Language Assessment Specialist

Elena teaches German, Russian & English, and she is learning French. Explore her advice for aspiring teachers and what teaching a language means to her.

    • Educator Profiles

5 Questions for an LCF Student Ambassador and Future Teacher

Jasmine is pursuing a dual major in French and Linguistics and will graduate with two teaching certificates. In this post, she describes her journey from student to blog editor, as well as aspirations of sharing the fun of French in her own future classroom.

5 Questions for a Luce Scholar in South Korea

An Assistant Researcher currently living in Seoul as a Luce Scholar, Angelique shares how studying and working abroad have shaped the course of her life and the opportunities available to her.

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.