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1 LInKSDeutsch 2002 Germany is colourful

2 LInKSDeutsch 2002 Everyone speaks English? 75% of the worlds population do not speak English

3 LInKSDeutsch 2002 Is it more difficult to get a job with a language degree? UNEMPLOYMENT RATES AMONG NEW GRADUATES IN THE UK (2000) % OF GRADUATES UNEMPLOYED MEDICINE/DENTISTRY/ VET SCIENCE EDUCATION GERMAN/French LAW (...) ENGINEERING/ TECHNOLOGY COMPUTING CREATIVE ARTS/ DESIGN MEDIA STUDIES 0.5% 1.8% 3.1% 3.7% (…) 6.8% 7.8% 8.4% 8.6%

4 LInKSDeutsch 2002 Are the only jobs for linguists teaching and translating? THE JOBS NEW UK LANGUAGE GRADUATES DO (2000) PERCENTAGE BUSINESS SERVICES MANUFACTURING BANKING/ FINANCE WHOLESALE/ RETAIL SALES TRANSPORT/ COMMUNICATIONS COMMUNITY/SOCIAL/ PERSONAL SERVICES PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION EDUCATION HEALTH/SOCIAL WORK HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS OTHER AREAS 31.9% 12.2% 11.0% 8.6% 8.2% 6.2% 5.6% 3.0% 2.0% 2.4%

5 LInKSDeutsch 2002 Are languages too difficult: Do you get better A-Level Grades in other Subjects? Modern Language as a whole had more A plus B grades than any other subject except classics German had more A grades than any other subject except maths

6 LInKSDeutsch 2002 Take a challenge! Most companies would choose someone with German skills. Why? It says something about you and your willingness to accept challenges beyond just meeting your high school language credit requirements.

7 LInKSDeutsch 2002 European Union 24% of the residents in the European Union speak German as their mother tongue, and 31% of European Union citizens say they can converse in German. Perhaps that is why 68% of all Japanese students study German.

8 LInKSDeutsch 2002 There are many! speak German as a mother tongue

9 LInKSDeutsch 2002 Is German easy to learn? No, but neither is English, Spanish or French! However… Bett Lippe Haus Fußball

10 LInKSDeutsch 2002 Its the economy, stupid! Germany is one of the top three nations in the research and development of high- tech products. Germans have one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. Four of the largest annual world trade fairs are held in Germany.

11 LInKSDeutsch 2002 German is worth the work! Employers find people who have learnt languages are articulate, flexible and adaptable. The Guardian,

12 LInKSDeutsch 2002 German is worth the work! Graduates with language skills can expect to earn at least 10 per cent more than their contemporaries and will be favoured in terms of promotion and the opportunity to work overseas. Dominic Luddy, Manager at Reed Multilingual Solutions. Theres rarely been a skill that has moved up the graduate employers agenda so fast. Carl Gilleard, Assosciation of Graduate Recruiters (AGR)

13 LInKSDeutsch 2002 Get to know a different culture!

14 LInKSDeutsch 2002 Visit Germany! 2006 is a perfect opportunity!

15 LInKSDeutsch 2002 Is it fun? Yes – it is!


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