Speaking My Language

As can happen with analysts, one of our idle conversations turned into a research project.  In this instance, we looked into answering the question of which second language would be the "best" to learn.  

We collected our findings into a Tableau Story Points-based visualization, which you can experience by clicking through here to Tableau Public. 

We looked at the number of speakers worldwide for more than 440 languages, assessed the per-capita and total financial benefit of different languages, considered the difficulty of the learning curves for several popular choices, and discovered some interesting, unexpected results.

   

 

 

Michael Brinn is on Twitter at @brinn_official
Mike Cisneros (@mikevizneros) also contributed to this post.