Learn a New Language
Many students begin learning a foreign language as early as preschool. You might wonder why acquiring a second language can be beneficial. One advantage would be if your family traveled to a different country, it would be helpful to be able to ask questions, get directions or read menus. In high school and college you will have opportunities to study abroad, and being fluent in the language will make your stay much more productive and meaningful.
You might also be interested to know that many employers in the 21st century need bilingual employees. Publishers, banks, insurance companies, airlines and government agencies are all institutions that serve international clients. Health care professionals serve everyone, and knowing a second language is helpful in communicating with patients who do not speak English. Another example is working as a translator. This is important for books, legal documents, websites, correspondence, subtitles for films and more. Read Careers Using Foreign Languages, omniglot.com/language/
careers.htm, to find out more.
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