This is a great article from www.buzzle.com, written by Aastha Dogra. I agree with almost everything Aastha has to say with regards to the benefits of knowing a second language, as well as the list of important languages for business. All of the languages we offer, or will offer, are included with the exception of Hindi. We believe Hindi will grow in importance as India continues grow economically. The only thing that I disagree with is that China will surpass the US as “the world leader.” Although its economy may grow larger than the US economy eventually (it should, China has a population several times the US population) it’s GDP per capita remains far below that of the US. The US economy, while down now, remains the most innovative and dynamic in the world and will recover in the years to come. I believe the US will continue to be a world leader and that China will grow into that role as well, but it will not surpass the US. Regardless, Chinese along with Spanish and Portuguese are the three most important languages a US business person can learn. For the full article please go here: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/best-languages-to-learn.html.
For all those who want to know which are the best languages to learn in a globalized world today, the article below suggests the most advantageous and popular ones. Read on…
Best Languages to Learn
By Aastha Dogra
Thanks to globalization, the world has become a smaller place. With advancement in means of communication and transportation, people today have transcended all national boundaries and come together for a common goal, i.e. to do business with one another. This business is done at all levels – personal, organizational, as well as between countries. When there is so much of intermingling of people from different cultures, who have different lifestyles, values, etc., it becomes necessary that they understand each other well, only then would they be able to work together as a team. This is where the importance of learning a foreign language lies. Given below is a list of some of the most beneficial ones.
Best Foreign Language to Learn for Business
Let’s start straight away with the list of the best languages, before moving onto learn the importance of foreign languages.
Chinese is a good language to learn as many jobs today are outsourced to China. Also, it is generally believed that in the coming years China will overtake United States as the world leader and thus, will have a greater influence in the politics of the world. This makes Chinese, one of the best languages for international relations.
Spanish is the second most spoken language after English, in America. There are many job opportunities in America, which specifically require people to be proficient in English as well as Spanish. French and German have been chosen as they are widely spoken in Europe, while Portuguese is the language of Brazil, which is a business leader in South America.
Aastha goes on speak about the benefits of speaking foreign languages including understanding different cultures, ease of doing business, finding employment, travel etc. These are all very valid points; it’s just a matter of where you want to be and what you want to do when choosing what language to learn.