14th June 2017
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5 corporate benefits of learning a foreign language 



In a fast-paced world, you need to be one step ahead to survive. As technology allows us to become more and more connected through its advances, it is becoming obviously beneficial to learn a language to have a slight edge.

Here’s why:


Provides better career choices

Between 2010 to 2016, the demand for bilingual or multilingual candidates have doubled, rising to 162 percent both on online job postings and corporate seeking Chinese, Spanish and Arabic speakers. These types of job listings are for higher positions allowing a more competitive rate for you as a candidate, should you be interested in learning a foreign language.


Essential for global business deals

Learning more than one language opens you up to more opportunities for working abroad through the support of your employer or by yourself. Your skills may be used for translation between global business deals .


Boosts self-confidence

Not only in the workplace, but in the outside world as well, learning a new language is a mastery of a new skill. Confident people are much more engaging and interesting than those who aren’t. This, again, puts you up in a good spot in your workplace. Whether you are just applying for a post or already have it.


Enhances your ability to multitask

According to a study from the Pennsylvania State University, multilingual individuals who are proficient from slipping from one language to another are very proficient individuals as this requires a very demanding work for the brain. This type of skill enhances your capacity to multi-task.


Increased marketability

Only about 20% of the population of the world knows a second or third language. This means that only 1.35 billion people, or a population about the size of China have this ability. Corporations would fight over each other to get you on to their teams.

Do not think twice if you have the opportunity to learn a new language, just grab it and reap the benefits.

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