Whether foreign languages are necessary to us? To Learn or not to learn
Why people pore over learning of foreign languages, without feeling sorry for the forces, time and money? Here what is told about it by marketing - the research conducted Kiev scientifically - educational cent “ Intensiv “. Incentive to studying of languages of 51% of the interrogated people call career development, 23% - study and training abroad, 12% do it to make the rest more comfortable, 7% gather in business foreign trips, 4% study for participation in the international conferences and only 3% of respondents work with foreign partners (it is taken with mova. com. ua). Apparently, the vast majority of answers is directly connected with a uniform and advance on a career ladder. A conclusion from this arises one - for successful work in the most various spheres and the directions of one native language will be obvious a little.
The admission to the world of success the Successful way of many careerists begins
with study and training abroad. It is prestigious and perspective to get an education in higher education institutions of Great Britain, Canada, the USA and other developed countries. Besides the popular MBA programs (Master of Business Administration) there are also less known analogs: CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst qualification), ACCA (Chartered Association of Certified Accountants). For participation in any of these projects besides it is extremely necessary to know a foreign language.
This useful ability allows to get access to the foreign websites and printing editions. Over time it is possible to learn not read and write on foreign, but also to think, so, to create foreign-language briefs and the presentations, to visit the international conferences and trainings, to conduct business correspondence. The employer will surely estimate such skills.
The experts knowing languages will be more and more demanded every year. And, not only economists, managers, lawyers, administrative workers, but also secretaries, representatives of production specialties, even builders and general workers.
A big problem for employers is that many know spoken and business language, and here technical is widespread much less. Therefore the foreign companies are ready to pay huge money to those who owns it. The architects, builders, accountants, chemists, physicists knowing foreign languages will be always demanded in such companies and can count on very essential increases to a salary. Though, unfortunately, most of representatives of these specialties also do not guess today what benefit the knowledge of a foreign language could bring them.
The undisputed leader
in popularity, of course, indestructibly is English on the first place - official language of the international business and trade, the Internet and equipment, science and arts. 80% of business language space are occupied by it. Each of us even more often faces it in communication with partners in work and on vacation. English is used during the filling of questionnaires, drawing up the summary, in business and private correspondence.
In all multinational companies English - all-corporate language which use for communication with the management and for communication with branches in the different countries. Therefore many economists, financiers, sales representatives, secretaries, telephone operators, just active and business people do not represent the life without English. Programmers have to with it " too; to be on friendly terms “ at least, to understand English-language programs.
Thus, knowledge of English - not surprising skill, but need. Now it is taught in kindergartens, schools, higher education institutions, not to mention numerous courses and trainings. And in some countries even of the mathematician and some other subjects of the school program teach in English. Therefore if you want to increase the chances to find a job well, besides the main English, learn one more language.
Other popular languages
After English is followed by German, language of equipment and finance. For the last five years demand for it considerably grew, appeared many German partners and investors. Goods from Germany, for example, bathroom equipment, furniture, electronics, cars are intensively imported. So, people who can communicate with these importers are necessary. The knowledge of language is also welcomed in German banks.
Rating of popularity of other languages quite ambiguous. Hardly anyone - nibud will begin to challenge the fact of championship of Italian in melody. At the same time it is difficult to tell what place is taken in the world by the Italian business. It became fashionable to wear clothes and shoes from the Italian designers, to bathe in the Italian jacuzzis and to have dinner at a table of production of Italy. Thanks to those who could find a common language with foreign partners the culture of Italy for a long time got into our country.
It is obvious also that relevance of the Japanese and Chinese languages promptly gains steam. And, most of the people studying them says that language is necessary to them for work. Many east firms open branches in other countries and look for the experts who are well knowing language. And it is not simple to find such yet. Except that studying Japanese (as well as Chinese) - incredibly difficult and labor-intensive process to be engaged in it it is useless, without having perfect ear and a good visual memory.
Not the last place in a rating of popularity is taken by French. It is unlikely it is required to you if you do not work in the French company. But if there is an opportunity to apply it, French will help to secure easily with sympathy and eternal friendship of French who worship the language and all, goodness knows.
There are a little less admirers at Polish, Bulgarian and the Scandinavian languages, but work of the translator of such people waits always. The Arab language is not especially actual too, especially for women, often Arabs prefer to hire men. The girls owning Arab are hired more willingly teachers or private tutors that too is quite quite good. In Turkey there is no similar discrimination at all, knowledge of Turkish gives excellent earnings in the trading companies and, especially, in travel companies.
What there are levels of proficiency in foreign languages?
the Classical system includes such levels: elementary, pre - intermediate, upper intermediate, advanced and proficiency. The all-European CEF system consists of five levels too: A 1 - breakthrough, A 2 - waystage, B 1 - threshold, B 2 - vantage, C 1 - effectiveness. For comfortable work and communication it is necessary to know language at least at the level of 1.
For confirmation of these levels there is a system of the international tests and certificates which allow to check skills in audition, reading, speaking and the letter in a foreign language. Such tests are used by employers of the whole world for check of linguistic abilities of employees. The international tests are most widespread on English, German, Spanish, French and Italian languages. For example, the test on the English TOEIC uses more than 4000 leading companies worldwide. Therefore be not surprised if at employment you are asked: “ And what number of points at you according to the TOEIC test? “]