May 28, 2019 - 06:25 PM
If fluency in a particular foreign language is a required skill for a job you are applying for (and you are fluent in that particular language), put that skill front and center in the skills section of your resume, and perhaps even work in mention of it in your summary statement. If you speak another language and you are applying for a job where there are no foreign language skills requirements, there is no real reason to include it on your resume (except as a point of interest).
If you are only an intermediate speaker of a foreign language, or only have basic proficiencies in a foreign language, noting you speak the language in your skills section is not the best strategy because it implies that you can use the language in your daily work without any issues or assistance.
Listing language(s) in the skills section of your resume should only be done if you are 100 percent fluent in a language, and/or the job advertisement you are responding to lists the language as a skill (either required or nice-to-have) that the company is looking for a candidate to possess.