Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language

Research conducted between 2013 and 2016 shows that the number of college students enrolled in foreign-language courses at US colleges dropped by over 9%. Still, the demand for bilingual employees has doubled over the years.

A report from New American Economy, found that several US Employers are actively seeking candidates who can speak Arabic, Mandarin and Spanish.

Lewis University is excited to offer rising high school sophomores and juniors a FREE 4-week language program featuring Arabic and Russian courses through STARTALK.

STARTALK is part of a federal initiative designed to expand foreign language education, specifically in under-taught but critical languages. Students will earn three university credits for their participation with no tuition costs required. Please have interested students visit

About Raymond Kennelly

Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management, Marketing and Planning at Lewis University Skilled in Strategic Planning, Recruiting, Public Speaking, Media Relations and Curriculum Development.

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