Benefits of a Foreign Language Development Plan
Do you think learning a second language is of no benefit to you? Do something about your personal development, plan today. Well, for a long time Americans tend to think that knowing English was sufficient for all their needs. As a result, Americans developed an image as the people who cannot even say the most rudimentary phrase in any other language. Fortunately, many businesses, political and educational leaders are belatedly realizing that the whole world does not speak English, and that even many of those who have learned English as a second language prefer to converse, to do business and to negotiate in their native tongue.
There is a growing need for individuals who possess advanced skills in foreign languages and are trained in various technical areas. This is a result of increased activity in international business, increased internationalization, and an expanded awareness of the need to conduct not only business but also diplomatic relations in the language of the host country.
In a recent study that sought to ascertain which college courses had been most valuable for people who were employed in the business world, graduates pointed not only to career-oriented courses such as business management, but also to people-oriented subjects like psychology, and to classes that had helped them to develop communication skills. Foreign language students, whose courses focus heavily on this aspect of learning, often possess outstanding communication skills, both written and oral.
Do something about your personal development, plan today, improve yourself and be a multilingual. It is going to take some time to achieve lasting change so you need to start now. You can build on what you do today, tomorrow. DON’T PROCRASTINATE!!!!