Language Learning Advocacy

Resources to help you advocate for the benefits of multilingualism and studying of foreign languages


American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Making Languages Our Business: Addressing Foreign Language Demand Among U.S. Employers

2019 report Making Languages Our Business: Addressing Foreign Language Demand Among U.S. Employers, indicates an urgent and growing demand for language skills across sectors.

Joint National Committee for Languages

Washington, D.C. -based membership organization who is raising awareness of the benefits of multilingualism to Congress.

Support of International Education

Joint statement by U.S. Department of State and Department of Education in support of International education

“All Americans need to be equipped with global and cultural competencies to navigate the ever-changing landscapes of education, international business, scientific discovery and innovation, and the global economy. International education enhances cultural and linguistic diversity, and helps to develop cross- cultural communication skills, foreign language competencies, and enhanced self-awareness and understanding of diverse perspectives.”

Posters and Brochures about Language Learning

Available for download as PDF

Top 5 Reasons to Study Languages

Benefits of Multilingualism

Top 10 Reasons to Study Languages

Five Tips to Learn Foreign Words

Language Study in the Age of Globalization: The College-Level Experience


Knowing Other Languages Brings Opportunities