Welcome to ALC Bridge™ Careers in Language The platform designed for employers seeking to fill positions with skilled language talent
and for educators looking to develop student talent by offering language courses tailored to those needs.
Collaboration between employers, educators and people with language skills, ALC Bridge prepares language students and professionals for the careers emerging in this evolving world.
Employers and Educators
By promoting shared learning between the professional and academic sides of the language services supply chain, ALC Bridge ensures the availability of future generations of qualified language professionals.
ALC Bridge helps language professionals and students alike to identify, explore and land career-oriented jobs in the language services field.
As society becomes increasingly global and multi-cultural, the job market offers an ever-widening range of careers that require language skills and language management.
The adoption of technology solutions for translation and other language-sector services has expanded and diversified the job market for language talent rather than replace them.
By 2022, the number of jobs for professional translators and interpreters will grow 46%, adding at least 29,000 jobs
Too many academic and training programs currently focus solely on traditional language skills, pedagogy and literary analysis
Language workers would become better employees or entrepreneurs with a better understanding of the many aspects of business outside just linguistic work
The growing use of machine translation is actually increasing the demand for language services and increasing the number of jobs with language specialization
Language Service Companies (LSC) and their clients are becoming progressively dependent on industry-specific technology, but they struggle to find language professionals adept at using these tools or formats
Trends toward machine translation, machine learning, multimedia content, and automation are driving the evolution of the language industry, and companies need tech-savvy language workers to help them adapt
There are more job opportunities available than most people with language skills are aware of
Many Studies to Choose From
A wide variety of programs exist that can prepare students for careers in the language industry. Look through our list of such programs at educational organizations around the country and beyond.
Many Jobs to Choose From
Do you know what a "Director of Globalization" does? Or a "QA Engineer"? Or a "Terminologist"? Learn more about these and dozens of other possible types of jobs in the industry that you may not have even heard of.