Two of the most spoken languages in the world are Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. This is the reason they are the most popular to learn. There is a growing realisation that it pays to match certain career skills with a language. Although it takes a lifetime to acquire mastery in engineering, accounting or say marketing It takes a lifetime to become a master’s in engineering, Accounting or even Marketing it takes so little time to learn a language. Most skills in any endeavour are improved by the valuable addition of a language, especially Mandarin or Spanish.
At VLLC we find that students learn languages for many reasons, the main being:
- Professional development: foreign languages give individuals a competitive advantage in today's global environment;
- Employability: The individual becomes more employable if in possession of a foreign language and enables you to work elsewhere in the world, as well as work in international companies in this country which have a global presence.
- Bridging cultures: The addition a foreign language in your repertoire opens the culture of the target country. The process becomes a tool to bridge gaps between cultures as well as of use in travel, negotiating trade deals etc.