All about you… So, why might it be important for YOU to learn another language? Helps to get you a job/different opportunities Aids communication/people skills Helps you to understand other cultures Develops your confidence Improves problem-solving skills
Case Studies Name: Tim Company: Nissan Job: Mechanic/project manager Qualifications: BSc Mechanical Engineering NVQ Level 1 – French Why languages? Need to speak with delivery drivers and suppliers and attend meetings
Case Studies Name: Claire Company: Womens Tennis Association Job: Senior Communications Manager Qualifications: Degree in Media, Communications & German; French GCSE Why languages? Useful for interviews and understanding press conferences
Case Studies Name: Adam Company: Lloyds of London Job: Fine Art Underwriter Qualifications: Degree in French & Spanish; French & Spanish GCSE Why languages? Very important for working in a global market and speaking to clients all over the world.
Some useful advice You dont have to be completely fluent in another language Show willing and make an effort! Learning one language shows you have learnt other important skills You never know where a language might take you Learn a language to stand out from the crowd
Examples of jobs Events organiser: must have good written and spoken German Games tester: requires French reading and writing skills Marketing manager: French, German or Spanish skills a plus Media Consultant: German skills essential Data researcher: language skills would be a distinct advantage
For more information You might want to visit some websites for more information on studying languages: www.trylifeinanotherlanguage.com www.languageswork.org.uk http://www.whystudylanguages.ac.uk/con tent/lab.html