Why Learn Languages? 

Top Ten Reasons to Learn Languages from Lead with Languages 

The Benefits of Multilingualism... from American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 

Know More Than One Language? Don't Give Up! from The Conversation 

 

Professional Development 

Not Lost in Translation: U.S. Jobs Market Needs Foreign Language Skills from New American Economy 

The Bilingual Advantage in the Global Workplace from Language Magazine

Leadership Multiplies with Language Skills from Forbes Magazine

How Can Being Bilingual Benefit Your Career? from The Language Doctors 

 

Social Justice

Making a Difference: Language teaching for intercultural and international dialogue from ACTFL

What Does Language Have to Do with Social Justice? from Reclaiming The Language for Social Justice

 

Linguistic Diversity

The Importance of Language Diversity from The Trust Fund for Irish-Medium Education

Indigenous languages hold the key to understanding who we really are from Survival

On a local scale:

For Hmong Speakers, Keeping Wisconsin's Third Most Commonly Spoken Language Alive is Essential from Wisconsin Public Radio

 

Brain and Cognitive Development 

The Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual from The Dana Foundation 

6 Potential Brain Benefits of Bilingual Education from NPR

Bilingualism and the Brain: How language shapes our ability to process information from Science Daily 

 

Intercultural Understanding, Connection with Others, and Fostering Empathy 

The social brain of language: grounding second language learning in social interaction from NPJ

What would a world without language barriers look like? from The Atlantic

Bilingualism Matters 

How Foreign Languages Foster Greater Empathy in Children from The Atlantic

 

Travel Opportunities

5 Benefits of Learning a New Language when Traveling from Eton Institute 

The Benefits of Learning a Language Before You Travel from TravelDudes 

 

Aiding in Decision Making 

How Knowing a Foreign Language Can Improve Your Decision from Scientific American 

 

For Fun!

32 Fun Ways to Learn a Language (That Actually Work) from Joy of Languages