Uses and Applications

Careers Using Languages

  • Travel advisor, consultant
  • Customer service
  • Language education (K-12)
  • Higher Education (language, linguistics, literature, culture, second-language acquisition, heritage language, Chicano studies, gender studies, humanities)
  • Foreign Service
  • International sales
  • Health Professions
  • Study abroad coordinator
  • International Development program officers
  • Tour guides
  • Translator services (official documents, books, product manuals, organizational documents, etc.
  • Interpreter
  • HR specialist
  • Flight attendant
  • Management (hotel, restaurant, business, etc.)
  • Government Departments



Careers Using Linguistics

  • Language Assessor
  • Lexicographer
  • ESL Teacher
  • Computational Linguist
  • Speech therapist
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Game Tester
  • Literacy Program Coordinator
  • Proofreader
  • Multicultural Development Officer



Benefits of Learning Languages

  • Stimulate the brain, opening new neural pathways, and improving cognitive function
  • Improves attention span
  • Improves memory
  • Slows cognitive decline
  • Builds multi-tasking skills
  • Deepens understanding of first-language or other L2s already acquired
  • Increases desirability in almost any career, including jobs that are not language based