700 Reasons: Reason #344

Reason: 344
Recruitment patterns reflect a changing world .. Language skills can confer a distinct advantage in what is now a very competitive employment market. Employers are taking a more global view of recruitment and the profile of the desirable employee is changing. - Preference is often given to people with language skills, not merely because they can communicate across borders but because language skills tend to go hand in hand with the ability to adapt and an awareness of the importance of empathising with others
The Nuffield Languages Inquiry (2000) Languages: the next generation (London: The Nuffield Foundation)
Related Keywords:
Communication, Employability, Globalisation, Intercultural competence, Values