What careers are possible if you speak a foreign language?
Translator/Interpreter. Let’s begin with the obvious career choice for dedicated polyglots: translation or interpretation.
What benefits can a foreign language bring to one’s career?
Career Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language
- New Job Opportunities. Being fluent in two or more languages opens up the door to a variety of job opportunities not available to monolingual job candidates.
- Increase Chance of Being Hired.
- Higher Pay.
- Career Advancement Opportunities.
Does the way you approach a foreign language affect your learning?
If you approach a subject thinking that you’re not very good at it, you may not work as hard to master it. So approaching a foreign language with the sense that it’s hard may affect your ability to learn it.
Is there such a thing as a foreign language learning disability?
In 2006, Sparks published an article in the Journal of Learning Disabilities calling his use of the term “foreign language learning disability” premature, as there was no definitive support that certain students were universally better or worse at learning languages than others.
What is it like to work for the government as a linguist?
Obviously the great perk in taking a job like this is that government is paying you a lot of money to learn and use languages and this pay scale increases for the languages you know. The downside of course is that you learn what they want you to learn.
What kind of jobs can I do with my languages?
For instance, I have friends working (because of their languages) in humanitarian roles for groups like Médecins Sans Frontières and SIL, and other friends working on projects for the international deaf community in sign language training. These kinds of jobs don’t always guarantee a salary however.