700 Reasons: Reason #382

Reason: 382
Language courses prepare you for the type of situations you will meet at work. The sort of things you learn to do on a language course these days are transferable skills which you’ll find invaluable later when you get your first job. Using language to persuade, argue or explain, preparing presentations, reformulating text in different forms for different audiences, just putting ideas across clearly - all these are vital later on in the workplace, whatever language you’re operating in. Language courses may give you experience of working in international teams and a whole range of ICT applications too
CILT, the National Centre for Languages, Frequently Asked Questions, (http:\www.cilt.org.uk\faqs\why.htm)
Related Keywords:
Communication, Employability, IT skills (Information Technology), Key skills, Language learning skills, Teamwork