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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Demand for Bi-Lingual Americans to Grow in the Next Decade
According to an article in the Wall Street Journal employer demand for Mandarin and Spanish will grow at least by 42% (Mandarin) or 70% (Spanish) in the next decade. The study cited in the article by the University of Phoenix Research Institute surveyed 419 employers and 511 workers on their outlook for the need of bilinguals in the work place. Of the 511 workers, 80% said it is highly unlikely that they will gain such knowledge in 10 years. That means it is up to people in college and in high school now to take advantage of some languages that will be in very high demand in the years to come.
In case you were wondering...
We have programs for all ages in China from High School Abroad, to Language Courses or even professional level Business Chinese and Internships.
For Spanish we have programs in Latin and South America as well as in Spain itself from Summer Camp and High School Abroad in Spain to Language Courses in Argentina to an entire semester or year at a university!
What are your plans? Will you learn Chinese to get the top job? Let us know in the comments.