Languages as Career Skills

  • In its recent report Making Languages Our Business: Addressing Foreign Language Needs Among U.S. Employers, The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) underscored the need for world language abilities in all sectors of the US economy, particularly those in certain trades or sectors.

    actfl infographic

    Page 20 of the report that depicts the future demand for world language skills by sector:

    demand chart


    World Languages as Career Skills

    Cover page of Five Lesson Unit Plan

    A five-lesson unit plan created by Holly Schnittger to help students explore the relationship between the language and cultural skills that they are developing and set goals for how to become even more marketable when entering the workforce after high school. 


    The Delaware Context

    world language policy report

    The Delaware Department of Education acknowledges that there are many possibilities for connecting world languages with Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways. World languages are critical career and workplace skills; therefore, the department is committed to providing an aggressive K-12 world language education plan that prepares Delaware students with the language skills they need to thrive in college, in a career or as a good neighbor.

    DE CTE Pathways and World Language Connections

    To explore Delaware Pathways and World Language connections, visit CTE Pathway Connections with World Languages.  Select a pathway to explore and discover the connected regionally important languages.

  • Infographics and Promotional Information

    world languages are career and workplace skills student infographic educator infographic spanish infographic workplace skills workplace skills 2 workplace skills 3

Last Modified on August 31, 2021