700 Reasons: Reason #171

Reason: 171
Scientists do need languages. Many travel and work internationally for multinational organisations, or for companies which sell goods abroad. International collaboration goes on in scientific research, and such collaboration is openly encouraged amongst EU member states. So the ability to understand another language and to communicate with other scientists in their own language can be highly advantageous
King, A., Thomas, G. (1999) The Guide to Languages and Careers (London: CILT)
Related Keywords:
Communication, Employability, Language for specific purposes, Mobility