Why Foreign Languages are Important

By Isabelle Kaup, Mauricio Parra, Adrian Tapia

What jobs or careers benefit from foreign language skills?

banking, marketing, import export, purchasing, finance, advertising, consulting, government service, social work, architecture, engineering, journalism, public relations, library service, archaeology, philosophy, medicine, the travel industry, telecommunications, music, theater, research, International telephone operators, Foreign news correspondents, Foreign news photographers, Translators of books, articles, and reviews, Film production and entertainment media, Editors for university and other presses, Fashion buyers, Personnel managers, Public relations experts, Business executives, Representatives of foreign companies, International banking and finance, International lawyers and patent attorneys, Diplomatic corps, Court interpreters and translators, U.S. customs agents, U.S. Naturalization Service agents, U.S. Postal Service, Intelligence work, Nursing in ethnic communities, Law enforcement officers, Public assistance interviewers, Health services, Multilingual defense attorneys, Translators of foreign publications in private and public libraries, Classifiers of foreign documents, Research librarians, library acquisition specialists, Textbook authors and editors, Public education teachers in bilingual settings, Language teachers, University schools of education, Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESOL), Overseas teaching for private corporations and international schools, Scientific research and translating, Archaeology, Museum studies, Hospital management, Studying or practicing medicine in the United States or overseas, Hotel and resort staff and management, Travel agents, Airline flight attendants, Airport personnel, Foreign travel advisors, Tour guides

source http://cms.bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartments/modernlanguages/academicadmissions/majors/careers

Which of these jobs are increasing in number?

banking, language teachers, tour guides, travel agents

Which jobs pay the most?

translator, banking, realty specialist

Where are these jobs located?

translator- anywhere

banking- anywhere

realty specialist- anywhere

Why would relocation be part of a career involving Spanish language?

Because many places around the world need spanish translating, not just where you live or work

What benefits besides career expansion does studying foreign language provide?

personal use

What reasons other than the requirement for getting accepted into a college do experts give for learning a foreign language?

They give you more extra credits and can graduate earlier than normal.

What reasons are especially appealing to you or your friends? Why?

Get more money, Talk to more people, Learn about cultures, Brain gets smarter and gets more learning.