• The Classroom

    Michael Dominguez, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, and colleagues observe a Chinese immersion class at Woodstock Elementary in Portland.

  • Language in the Workforce

    Michael Nugent and Susan Duggan of The Language Flagship and Jon Lind of IBM discuss the need for greater language proficiency in Oregon's workforce.

  • Language & Trade

    Greg Borossay, Port of Portland, informs Roadmap participants on the impact of language proficiency on international trade.

  • The Future

    Professor Jennifer Liu listens to a keynote address on the importance of languages to Oregon's future.

  • Our State

    Oregon offers a rich diversity of second language speakers. Almost 20% of Oregonians speak a second language at home.

Did you know?

80% of Oregon jobs are linked to trade in general, and most of that trade occurs with three of the world’s largest economies – China, Japan, and Russia – where 90% of potential customers do not speak English. (Source: Oregon Economic and Community Development)