Using Languages in your Career

Languages are among the top eight skills required across all occupations. From health care and government to finance and sports (and everywhere in between), employers are seeking professionals who can communicate with a wide range of individuals both domestically and abroad. Wondering where to begin? Check out this link to learn how language competency can make all the difference.

With Campus Quiet, Students Go Online to “Swap” Languages

Read what Rutgers students have to say about the LEP Exchanges Initiative and how they continued their learning experience in the virtual world.

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Written by John Chadwick | SAS Senior Writer

The Language of Racism: Why It's Time to Get Rid of Master Bedroom, Cake Walk, Grandfather Clause

Kristen Syrett, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Direct in the Rutgers University Department of Linguistics, discussed covert racism ingrained in the language we use. Expressions like "sold down the river," "grandfathering in," and even "cake walk" are all rooted in enslavement.

Listen here: The Language of Racism

Sunday Reading: In Another Tongue

A collection of short articles in The New Yorker about people who taught themselves or sought opportunities to learn another language. Do not forget to click on the links to each story.

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American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2017 Report

How are languages taught in our schools? Why do schools need to increase language learning opportunities? What can two and four-years educational institutes do to ensure college students have the chance to learn languages? And what are the benefits of learning those languages? This executive summary of a 2017 report from Commission on Language Learning addresses these questions and more about the future of language learning in our country.

Read the report here: American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2017 Report