2 November 2011

In the global jobs market, foreign talk isn't cheap, it's invaluable

Graduates from UK universities are losing out on top international jobs because they cannot speak a second language, academics and business leaders have warned. Serious concerns about the lack of multilingual graduates were raised at a policy meeting at the Houses of Parliament on 19 October to discuss student skills and employability.
Business leaders, academics, MPs and peers said the UK's education system, including universities, was failing to encourage students to study languages, whereas overseas students were expected to speak several languages regardless of what they were studying... read more

Times Higher Education
Nov 11

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