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Option choices-sites highlighting advantage of languages

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by steveglover, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. steveglover

    steveglover New commenter

    Some of this may useful alongside the stuff on the other post on influential figures who use languages in their careers.
    *** report showing the billions industry is using by not having people available to research and develop foreign markets
    http://www.educationandemployers.org/media/14563/ll_report_1__for_website.pdf
    Guardian article on the importance of languages
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/feb/05/will-hutton-learn-foreign-languages
    The CILT Languages Work site with casestudies of how languages help:-
    http://www.languageswork.org.uk/home.aspx
    icould careers videos where languages are mentioned at some point
    http://icould.com/stories/tags/life-themes/languages-theme-tags-tags/
    U-explore-many schools nationally subscribe to u-explore where you can do a search for languages to bring up a list of careers with video where the subject is important to progress.




     
  2. steveglover

    steveglover New commenter

    Sorry it should read *** report showing the billions industry is losing by..
    Hadn't even had a drink!

     
  3. Thanks for this. It makes really interesting reading, especially as I am the parent of a linguist son who will graduate this summer from an RG uni. He knows most definitely that he does not want to teach. He has lots of ideas about what he wants to do, but no clear path.
    I have a number of friends with children either studying MFL at university or about to. What they all have in common is an independent education and A level groups with reasonable numbers in them and in some cases setting. My son did not have the benefit of an independent education. If it had been left to his comp (a Language College), he would never have got the grades necessary to study MFL. He got in via the OU. The vast majority of students on his course are either from Independent schools or overseas students.
     

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