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Resources For Career Seekers

The Eco-system of Language Professionals

 

 



Latest News

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and its Lead With Languages campaign, with the support of Pearson LLC and Language Testing International, commissioned Ipsos Public Affairs to conduct a survey of 1,200 U.S. employers, and the resulting 2019 report, Making Language Our Business: Addressing Foreign Language Demand Among U.S. Employers, indicates an urgent and growing demand for language skills in the workplace. 


 
 

 

In Their Own Words: What Career Seekers Say



 

 



Overview of the Language Industry



Find information about the industry, its size and growth, professional language services, the companies that provide them, and the many types of roles an employee can have when working for one of them.

 

 

At this International Multilingual User Group event in December 2019 addressing career seekers, presenters (including ALC Bridge committee members) discuss in great detail how to visualize career paths to improve recruiting and retention in the language services industry.


 



The Job Board



One of Bridge's main objectives is to help people like you find great jobs or even internships in the language industry or that use language skills. Search these jobs and internships based on different criteria in our Job Board.

 



Job Search Resource Center



The job search process can be complicated. We offer a wide range of tools and advice on resume writing, interviewing, networking, and much more.



Available Programs



There are many different educational programs that can teach you the linguistic - and even non-linguistic - skills you will need to get a career in the language industry. Look through our list to find the program that is right for you.

 


Member Only Resources

We have many Member Only benefits planned for the future of the ALC Bridge web site. Some are still being developed as part of this new launch. Others are already available. Membership is currently complimentary, so sign up now and enjoy all our resources.

Available Scholarships


Find a list of scholarships for language or cultural studies provided by schools, universities, government agencies, associations, non-profits, and more. We will continue to grow this list.


Resource Library


COMING SOON!
We are putting together a knowledge bank of files specifically for educators. This can include additional guides, reports, infographics, charts, and even media. This is a collective resource, so all donated relevant content is appreciated.
All are welcome to donate.


Groups and Forums


COMING SOON!
We will add forums where groups of members can communicate with each other directly year-round about topics that matter to them. So let us know which groups or forums you would like to see created.
All are welcome to submit.