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Infographic on Second Languages

OPEN NEW CAREER DOORS WITH A SECOND LANGUAGE In an ultra-competitive jobs environment, having something extra on your CV is always a bonus, particularly if it is a second language. Further Your Career. WITH A SECOND LANGUAGE Opportunity to specialise in a specific area such as: Translator, Interpreter, Linguistics or Language Teacher. To a potential employer, your ability to communicate with different demographics can be a huge advantage. Employment of translators and interpreters in the US HIRING alone has increased by over 20% in last 10 years. Important for client retention. Can also be used in banking, law, tourism, government, sales and marketing and public relations. By being more culturally sensitive, employees tend to have better communication skills in both their second and first language. For a company entering new markets there is a necessity to be able to communicate in their language. If you are one of the only employees that speak a certain language it increases your job security. Even if you are not fluent in your second language, understanding the cultural subtleties of your second language can lead to better business relationships. Your chances of travel and relocation with work increase. Employees that have a second language can command a higher wage or salary. Learning a language that is in high demand may be key to higher earnings. European Facts and Figures English is the mother tongue for 16% of the EU. 31% of the EU speak English well enough to hold a conversation. Languages considered of most use to know in the EU are: English, French, German and Spanish ... EU figures show that over 50% of young people are learning a second language in Europe. ... 66% of these can speak a second language by the working age. In the UK, 25% have a second language by the working age. In France 93% of pupils learn English at primary level. In Luxembourg, 99% of population know at least one secondary language. In Ireland in 2013 Paypal had to hire 500 employees. from abroad to meet its linguistic requirements. ... Most Spoken Languages WORLDWIDE Languages of the world (millions of speakers) 750 66 59 960 129 69 123 44 24 143 407 375 293 311 206 216 154 126 English Mandarin Spanish Arabic Hindi Russian Bengali Portuguese French German Japanese Native Second Language Benefits of Learning a A SECOND LANGUAGE Improve brainpower: Research has shown that analytical and interpretive capabilities may improve as a result of learning a second language. Math and verbal test scores improve with every year of learning a second language Learning a second language has been proven to delay the onset of dementia. Helps with executive function in children. Helps to improve reading skills. Access and interact with more communities than as a monolingual speaker. Enrich your travel experiences. Study abroad. MI Easier to meet new people and find common interests. Quotes "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart". Nelson Mandela "Increasingly, multinational companies value language skills as an added extra when considering applications." Deborah Till University of Nottingham Career Services References www.independent.le/business/irish/lack-of-language-skills-hurts-our-employment-chances-29659509.html ULearn

Infographic on Second Languages

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n this infographic we have sought to convey the benefits associated with learning a second language for your career. We have illustrated some facts about learning a second language, as well as display...







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