Register today! World Languages Day at Georgia State University on Friday, 29 September!

August 22, 2017 | By FRENCH CULTURE ATLANTA

World Languages Day Overview

Hosted by the Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR), a U.S. Department of Education Title VI NFLRC, World Languages Day is an information fair highlighting the central role that global skills, particularly language proficiency, play in the growing opportunities for globally minded careers and services. Showcasing businesses and professions that value language expertise, this lively event connects high school and college students with leaders in international commerce, social services, and governmental agencies in order to raise student awareness of the benefits of language study and global competency and to help students create a “map” from language success to a future professional career.

Your participation matters to students and to the future. While employers seek to strengthen existing relationships and move into emerging markets, the U.S. workforce continues to experience the “global skills gap” with its worldwide competitors. This disparity stems from the United States lacking skillsets such as language proficiency or cultural competency emphasized across competing workforces in other countries. By encouraging students to pursue these high demand skills, participating organizations can help lower the unemployment rate, reduce unfilled jobs, and provide future employees with the training they need.

More information and registration here!