I read in an article that only 18% of Americans speak a foreign language, which was pretty low in comparison to Europeans and Africans. Of those 18% of Americans who do speak a foreign language, I can’t even begin to guess how many are black, but I’m pretty sure it’s a low number.
With black women being the largest demographic of higher education seekers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, knowing an additional language will give you a competitive advantage. If you want to make yourself, your product or your services more marketable, multilingualism is a must. Here are the top 5 languages for black professionals and entrepreneurs to know in order to stay relevant and take advantage of the global market:
If you don’t know any of these languages, then you definitely should look into learning one of them. Especially, if you are looking into doing business in a foreign country or with foreign clients. It will give you an edge over competitors, expand your pool of opportunities, and increase the amount of clients you can bring value to. Even if you learn another language not listed here, just the additional language will open up doors for you that you never even knew existed.
Do you know any of the languages above? Has it helped you? If so, comment below!