Why are job applicants with foreign language skills in demand?
Your future employer knows that you have a core set of skills and abilities in...
With a Major (or Minor) in Foreign Languages, you are able to...
What's the connection between cultural understanding and language learning?
Language preserves the history and traditions of a people, through speakers’ common understanding of the meanings of words, expressions, and texts. Only on a foundation of such insider knowledge can cultural understanding be achieved. (Source: Language Study in the Age of Globalization)
What can I do with this Major?
More and more businesses work closely with companies in other countries.
Also, within the US, an employer will see you as a bridge to new clients or customers. Many households speak a language other than English.
Just one example: In the Chicago metro area, at least 153 languages are spoken at home. 29 percent of the metro area population age 5 and over speak a language other than English at home. Check out the US Census data for other areas.
What areas and employers are looking for my skills?
Check out the list on EIU's Career Services for Foreign Language majors.
Meet one of our recent graduates...
Read more on Emily Kovacik.
I am interested in becoming a teacher. How does the job market look for Foreign Language teachers?
Foreign Language teachers are in high demand. We have a 100% placement rate.
Read more on our Teacher Licensure page.