It may be a busi­ness­man prepar­ing to take up a year­long appoint­ment in Chi­na. Or it may be an upper lev­el CIA offi­cer who needs to brush up on her Ara­bic as part of her job require­ment. But one thing is cer­tain. More Amer­i­cans believe that for­eign lan­guage pro­fi­cien­cy is crit­i­cal for the U.S. to excel in the new glob­al econ­o­my. As a result, demand for lan­guage train­ing will rise.