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Members
ALC Bridge is for
Language Advocates
Language Professionals
Language Educators
Language Students

 

ALC Bridge is open to everybody with an interest in the language services industry.

The language industry is the sector of activity dedicated to facilitating multilingual communication, both oral and written. According to the European Commission's Directorate-General of Translation, the language industry comprises the activities of translation, interpreting, subtitling and dubbing, software and website globalization, language technology tools development, international conference organization, language teaching and linguistic consultancy. According to the Language Industry Association of Canada, as well as the US based Association of Language Companies, this sector comprises translation, interpreting, transcription, subtitling, voiceover/dubbing, localization, language training and language testing.

ALC Bridge was created so that employers in the language industry can connect to educators in the language field for the benefit of providing jobs for students interested in careers in language.

 

 


 

Those Offering Careers

Many companies actively recruit and engage the talent of skilled linguists. But companies also need highly-trained, budding professionals with an interest in or commitment to the language industry and language related careers. This includes for profit and non-profit enterprises, as well as government agencies and NGO’s. Language services companies (LSC) are a central part of this group; many are members of the Association of Language Companies (ALC).

Professionals associated with any of these businesses, from owners to employees, are all welcome and needed in the ALC Bridge community.

 

Reasons to Join

  • Access our Job Board focused entirely on language careers
  • Search profiles of job seekers looking for companies like you
  • Tell educators exactly what you need from language graduates
  • Help improve the future language industry workforce
  • Find great candidates for your current workforce

 

 

 

Those Teaching Career Skills

Everyone in academia or language training are vital to ALC Bridge. Administrators, teachers, professors, career center staff, and more should join. Both public and private institutions around the world offer language studies and seek to assist students in finding careers using their language skills. Many language departments in universities across the US are experiencing declining enrollment as the students do not see job opportunities post-graduation. Career advisors are often unaware of the opportunities for their students to find jobs and build careers in the language services industry. Even people with other skills such as project management, sales, marketing, or computer science will find careers.

Join the community to connect with employers and better prepare your students.

 

Reasons to Join

  • Learn about the wide range of careers available in the language industry
  • Communicate directly with the industry looking to hire your graduates
  • Tailor your curricula to fit real-world need
  • Make your language programs more desirable to students
  • Connect your Career Center with our Job Board

 

 

 

Career Seekers

These members are studying or have studied language and seek to use their skills professionally in a career.

Students, recent graduates, and even veterans or other government linguists will find resources and contacts here.

 

Reasons to Join

  • Search our Job Board focused entirely on language careers
  • Communicate your own needs with both educators and employers
  • Network directly with language industry employers
  • Help shape language programs for yourself and future students

 

Taylor Doyle
University of Florida
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

"With my proficiency in the Spanish language, I will be able to develop and manage my own education NGO, serving rural communities of a Spanish-speaking country, that will aim to improve literacy and encourage the study of foreign languages."

Danilo de Sousa Nhantumbo
University of Maryland, College Park
College of Arts and Humanities

"As a practicing translator and entrepreneur, I have benefitted from [my Master's Program] with an improved understanding of the rich histories and theories of translation, as well as the practical and technical challenges facing the language industry today."

 

 

Everyone is welcome!

If you have any interest in language-related careers, ALC Bridge needs you. Please join our community. We'd love to share, as well as learn from your perspective.