700 Reasons: Reason #395

Reason: 395
It would be unacceptable if the opportunities arising from 'mobility' were to be available only to elite groups within the population. Advice received from the business community suggests that there are opportunities and needs for languages both here and abroad across a wide spectrum of achievement and activity: not only for the high-powered international manager, the MEP, the diplomat or the international news reporter but also for the lorry-driver, the secretary, the shop assistant, the receptionist and the taxi-driver
Scottish Executive, Ministerial Action Group on Languages (2000) Citizens of a Multilingual World: Key Issues (www.scotland.gov.uk-library3-education-mwki-07.asp)
Related Keywords:
Accessibility, Business, Employability, Equality (equal opportunities), Inclusion, Mobility