Tag: demand

China’s Demand for Spanish Skyrocketing

Lu Jingsheng, the Chinese government’s National Coordinator for Spanish, said that in the last fifteen years the demand for Spanish language education in China has “increased 30 fold” without being properly addressed. Job opportunities for Spanish language speakers are growing in China, but without sufficient educational support, resulting in a high demand for teachers. “Spanish speakers in China have...

French Cinema on Demand

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TV5MONDE USA has launched the first video-on-demand (VOD) cable platform devoted entirely to French-language films in twelve major markets on Comcast systems around the U.S. It will be available to Comcast customers who are subscribers of the TV5MONDE USA linear channel. An average of 15 movies will be offered each month. The service will offer some of the biggest titles...

Demand Increases for Modern Language Professors

According to the Modern Language Association (MLA), there will probably be more full-time jobs in 2012-13 in the U.S. for foreign-language professors than for those with doctorates in English for the first time in almost 20 years.The prediction is part of an update on the job market released by the MLA ahead of its annual meeting, starting January 3...

Demand for Portuguese on the Rise

Influx of Portuguese Learners Reveals Hole in MarketAs language departments are downsized, or cut altogether in U.S. universities, the demand for Portuguese is growing. Although Portuguese has always been an important world language, it has only recently been recognized as an important language for business and international relations.The profile of today’s Portuguese student is quite different from the humanities...