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Resources For Educators

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. 


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.


Your Feedback Helps

ALC Bridge needs to hear from you too. Academia is very different from the corporate world. And your input about Bridge, our mission, our activities, or just what you hope we can do for you, it all helps. Did you see one of us recently? Do you have comments on this site? Is there something you think we should know? Tell us!


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.

Sample Curricula

We are gathering guidelines for and samples of curricula for different types of language programs. With input from both the academic side and especially the business side, these curricula intend to better prepare students for real employment.

Resource Library

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

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.