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.
Page 20 of the report that depicts the future demand for world language skills by sector:
World Languages as Career Skills
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
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