Presentation on theme: "Using Foreign Languages to Enhance Career Opportunities Joachim Körner World Language Instructor."— Presentation transcript:
Using Foreign Languages to Enhance Career Opportunities Joachim Körner World Language Instructor
Did you know ? n Foreign languages are essential or important in over 60 occupations as a primary or ancillary skill. n Each of the major U.S. companies routinely employs 500-5000 persons abroad. n Among foreign owned companies in North Carolina: 248 are German, 165 Japanese, 89 Canadian, 72 Italian, 68 Swiss, etc.
n 856 radio stations in the U.S. broadcast in 58 foreign languages. n The U. S. Government employs about 30,000 persons with a working knowledge of foreign languages. n U.S. airlines have difficulty in finding personnel with foreign language skills.
n The media need reporters and journalists with a knowledge of foreign languages and cultures. n 20 million foreign travelers annually spend more than 8 billion dollars in the U.S. and increasingly expect foreign language skills from Americans. n 1,261 companies surveyed reported 60,687 positions required a second language.
n Therefore... They need you! n Business, industry, and government often find it necessary to hire multilingual foreign nationals due to a shortage of linguistically trained Americans.
n Global job market is competitive n Must develop many diverse skills n Communication is critical n Foreign languages lead to improved communication n Use foreign languages to increase job opportunities