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Supportive application of

the Foreign language for career is necessary - already nobody challenges it. It is clear and that the first on importance - English. And here at the choice of the second and third it is necessary to consider a set of nuances. What language to learn that it did not become then dead freight? What is most perspective from the point of view of career?

Recently personnel and consulting company GRP - Service conducted market research of linguistic preferences of graduates of prestigious higher education institutions and found out that the second for popularity at youth is German. Many employers appreciate knowledge of Italian. But most often they do not linger a look on the column “language skills“ in the summary at all.

“Not really there is a lot of professionals knowing a foreign language, especially experts in technical areas, not to mention those who know several languages, - Lilia Balaban Therefore employers also do not demand that the applicant surely knew a foreign language says. First of all they look at its experience and education in the specialty. Knowledge of language unconditional plus. Ignorance will not become the main cause of failure. Therefore, choosing where to apply the forces, direct them to improvement of professional skills“.


O many recruiters go on. Personal trainers most often advise to pay attention to expansion of business connections. It would be possible not to be engaged in cramming of foreign grammar - and all - people devote it many forces and time. Really only for the sake of intellectual pleasure?! If to track a set of successful biographies, becomes obvious that except a traditional entrance “for the“ in Big career there is one more opening - linguistic. It will allow to get necessary business connections and even to develop powers of thinking, memory and attention, so necessary for career development. “Foreign employers do not look for polyglots. For example, the knowledge of Swedish is not considered a priority condition for employment even in the Swedish companies: such corporations, as a rule, have branches worldwide and everywhere use English, - Tamara Salycheva, the director of the Swedish center says. - But if the person nevertheless knows him - certainly, it will help it to occupy vacancy in such company and to promote on service. It will be able to position itself(himself) on interview according to standards a staff - apartments and to find a common language with foreign top managers“. Lilia Balaban confirms:“ In the multinational company English - all-corporate language, use it for communication with branches in the different countries. And the small firm runs in English business with partners. But the diligent and susceptible person, appearing in an environment of foreign colleagues, sooner or later masters new lexicon and learns national peculiarities of corporate culture of the company that helps it to understand better requirements of the head - the foreigner. If he arrives on service, already knowing the corresponding language, then adapts at new work quicker“. Important not only to understand that the second language will help at advance on an office ladder, but also it is correct to choose it. Spanish seems to some careerists unpromising. But on closer examination Spanish appears the additional admission to the world of megacorporations and high technologies.

Yuli Grigoriev`s

, the consultant responsible for the HR and e programs - learning in the Oracle company, at institute in addition learned Spanish what it is not sorry about:“ Though in Oracle as in all IT - the companies, English is actively used, the knowledge of Spanish is necessary for me for communication with colleagues from Latin America“.

is not present

of the Romantic relation to overseas linguistics at youth. Exotic Swahili, for example, is almost not demanded. In spite of the fact that at the expense of Latin America Portuguese is included into the list of 50 most widespread languages, - in Russia Portuguese courses each and all. Circles of artificial languages are a thing of the past. Now in Russia, learn languages of those countries which we do active business.

the Linguistic knowledge in itself the special price has no

- it is the catalyst which at competent use will help to fly up literally on a career ladder and to get freely, for example, on training to a staff - the company apartment what less educated colleagues need only to dream of. And from there a direct road on increase - in Russia or abroad, at the main office or in branch at the other end of the world.

Knows that each subsequent foreign language accustoms more simply than previous. The director of the Swedish center assures that after German Swedish goes twice easier, and knowing Swedish - it is possible to read on - Danish. And already the valuable specialist in Scandinavia is ready (telecommunications, import of cosmetics, household appliances, cars and t. ä). Are successfully combined French, Italian, Spanish.

Several years ago many linguistic schools declared a set on less popular languages “for the range“. On a question when occupations begin, the secretary evasively declared: “We will call back to you as soon as the group is gathered“. A call it was possible to wait for half a year and more. And now on courses not to get at once: it is a lot of persons interested.“ The flow of pupils considerably increased for these ten years and grows every year, - Elena Akhramenkova, the director of the courses, oldest in Moscow, at Trade-union committee of Diplomatic academy says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. - This summer unusual flow of persons interested to get on an intensive course of Italian was observed. Today study not only traditional European, but also Netherlands, Swedish, Greek, Japanese, Chinese languages. Groups of Finnish are crowded... The boom reasons - the beginning of a season of holidays and increase in partner contacts. People want to travel fully, they get acquainted, are on friendly terms, also contracts get married. On occupations many heads and operation personnel appeared. They are interested in expansion of opportunities for joint business“.

One clients look for the method suitable them, another the proximity to the house or work is important, the third are guided by the price. It can fluctuate from 3 to 25 c.u. for class period and if it is about personal polishing of knowledge, preparation for professional language examination or about individual development of a course - that can reach and 30-40 c.u. for hour

System approach and profound comprehensive knowledge can give to

courses at higher education institutions (the European languages teach in linguistic academies, east - at Institute of the countries of Asia and Africa at MSU). In the same place will provide you access to art and educational literature in student`s libraries. In Moscow by such technique Courses at department of foreign languages of the Russian Academy of Sciences work, Courses the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Moscow linguistic center, etc. At classical school to you can give also a practical advice. For example, such: it is senseless to be engaged in Chinese, without having perfect ear and a good visual memory. Or such: Arab lessons for ladies are useless, Arabs do not conduct business negotiations with women and do not employ them. But in Turkey there is no sexual discrimination, and knowledge of Turkish gives excellent earnings: such expert will be taken in major trading and travel companies. At Igor Shekhter`s Schools, Galina Kitaygorodskaya, and also in some other train by the author`s techniques combining traditional and communicative methods. In 1900 “the direct method“ (at first communication - grammar then) was recognized effective especially at development of rare languages because for many it hardly to fix theoretical knowledge. Some schools specialize in colloquial blitsprogramma lasting from two about four weeks. These courses are intended for holiday-makers and sent. Linguistic fast food yields fast result and though, as well as in food, sates for a while - it is invaluable if directly after the termination of a course you begin to communicate with “carriers of original lexicon“ or “get on Wednesday“. It is better to choose the large linguistic centers which pass big flows of pupils, - there groups are formed according to the level of training of pupils. Then on occupations you will not face “system of country school“ when behind one school desk there are people with the different level of preparation.


the Most reliable, though a long way - to be trained in the cultural centers at embassies. Usually courses in them are calculated on an operating mode twice a week for two hours or are more often. On the one hand, this guaranteed high-quality training, with another - listeners get access to information fund (to library, a film library, a collection of language courses); they have an opportunity to participate in cultural actions and to get “career intelligence information“: information on concrete vacancy or, for example, that the large corporation is going to open branch and will be typed by personnel. On bulletin boards of the cultural centers there are announcements which can be for you useful: you can go to the country of the learned language as the expert or the free trainee. The best pupils of courses at the cultural centers participate in programs of the international exchanges.

In each center - the rules. To get to educational group of the Japanese cultural center, it is necessary to pass a test (check motivation and readiness for a long hard work - the program is calculated on four years). But training free. The Italian center is engaged not in initial courses, but linguistic researches at the level of universities. Swedish accepts only students - and it is preferable from RGGU. - institute it is hard to get to Goethe for other reason. The first day of a set - the last, groups are completed instantly in spite of the fact that for a course it is necessary to lay out about 500 euros. Quotations and in other centers are approximately that. To register the easiest in Cervantes`s Institute There are not only usual initial classes of Spanish, but even “initial for business“. In the French cultural center the programs calculated on long preparation for delivery of linguistic examination of DALF, and short-term intensiv are provided.

“The doctrine excitedly“ expects also those who choose languages of the former countries of the socialist commonwealth. At embassies competitions on the better translation or knowledge of culture of the country are often held - persons interested can try the hand and fight for a prize.


of Yuli Kurlov, a brand - the manager “VKS - the Globe“ :
“Increases demand for the European languages recently: German, French, Italian and Spanish. German is learned by school students and students, and also business people. Those who plan to study or work in Germany prepare for delivery of the international examinations. With the same purposes undertake also French; besides, among studying much those who love travel.
Is observed increase in demand for Italian. Today seize it not only for tours, but also for work: many representative offices of the Italian companies, joint firms open. And here Spanish is learned generally for self-education, communication and travel. Interest and in rare languages increased: Arab, Greek, Japanese, Chinese. The people who are deeply interested in the country of the learned language, its culture, and also those who need knowledge of language for work, as a rule, undertake them“.

of Liang Bugrovskaya, academic director of schools “Big Ben“ :
“Our school exists the eighth year, and we began with English. The second entered German as at Russia close business contacts with the German-speaking countries were come. Then began to teach Spanish: in South America the economic boom began, the Latin American countries began to come actively to the international level, in Moscow representative offices of the Spanish-language companies appeared... We teach Italian the third year, and this year demand for it is even more, than into English. It is connected with signing of arrangements on cooperation between Russia and Italy. On the French demand it is small. And if earlier we taught it generally adult, then now at us children`s and teenage groups prevail. The reason for that - parents want to give to children the second foreign language, and teachers leave comprehensive school. Almost at all there is no demand for Hebrew - the wave subsided. But the number of persons interested to learn Russian as foreign increased: in Russia there are a lot of people who arrived to work from now - for a boundary“.