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ABSTRACT  Although many foreign language teachers traditionally have been interested in the aesthetic value and vocational opportunities offered by engaging in the study of their subject matter, relatively few have emphasized the avocational value of language study. The current emphasis on career education in the curriculum has prompted many subject areas to investigate the relationship between career education concepts and their subject matter content. The area of foreign language instruction appears to have taken a lead in developing a rationale, curriculum guides, and resource material in order to facilitate the blending of career education concepts and foreign languages. The major focus of this endeavor is on foreign languages as an ancillary skill. The authors of this article believe that any attempts to blend career education concepts and foreign languages are best facilitated through the coordinated efforts of diverse individuals and agencies, i.e., state departments of education, institutions of higher learning, local school systems, etc. The charge to such a task force should not only be to develop the conceptual framework for the curricular change but also to initiate positive action toward implementing that change.