700 Reasons: Reason #338

Reason: 338
The UK needs an international cadre of professionals. The pressure towards creating a more internationalised corpus of professionals is becoming more evident in many areas of activity, including medicine, law and accountancy. A knowledge of English alone will take them a long way, but not far enough to be able to work as effectively as their peers from other countries in an international environment. The dominance of English has been a powerful disincentive to learn other languages but the situation must be addressed if the UK is to maintain a cadre of professionals able to work worldwide and to ensure that mobility of expertise is a two-way process
The Nuffield Languages Inquiry (2000) Languages: the next generation (London: The Nuffield Foundation)
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Business, Careers, Employability, Global English, Mobility, UK