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  1. Are We Really Monolingual?

    Are We Really Monolingual?
    Americans are often told that in today’s globalized world, we are at a competitive disadvantage because of our lazy monolingualism. “For too long, Americans have relied on other countries to speak our language,” Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said at the Foreign Language Summit in 2010. “But we won’t be able to do that in the increasingly complex and interconnected...
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  2. Speak to Global Customers in Their Own Language

    Speak to Global Customers in Their Own Language
    Do you struggle to reach customers beyond your own country’s borders? If targeting clients in other countries seems daunting, there is one simple step you can start with: Translate something. You have to speak the language of your customers. And that isn’t just an overused metaphor. It refers to actual languages — like Spanish, French, or Chinese. If...
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  3. 6 Jobs for Bilingual Job Seekers

    6 Jobs for Bilingual Job Seekers
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than half of the total U.S. population growth between 2000 and 2010 was due to the increase in the Hispanic population. From 1980-2007, the percentage of people whose first language is not English grew by 140 percent, while the nation's overall population grew by 34 percent. As these segments of the population...
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