Professor Saiz says that some language skills could be more rewarding than others.
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The world’s languages, in seven maps and charts
There are about 1,300 languages in the Pacific, and 1,064 in South and North America.
Some language skills could be more rewarding than others. If you are able to speak German, Americans could earn $128,000 extra throughout their career, according to MIT scientist Albert Saiz. At least financially, German is worth twice as much as French and nearly three times as much as Spanish, for instance.