Preparing to take part in an assembly talk on the importance of learning languages at another secondary school, has made me relive all that learning languages has done for me: prompted travel opportunities both prior and during university, gained me employment, saved me from redundancy, kept me in higher paid temp jobs when redundancy finally did occur (in the financial sector!) and finally helped me pursue the profession that I am still in today. The benefits are still relevant given the economic crisis and rise of job losses on what seems like a day by day basis during some periods. So I can only encourage you to learn languages!
3 Oct 2009 - An update to the cause of the importance of learning languages:
Guido Westerwelle snubs BBC reporter for English question at press conference
Academies (2) blogging (5) BSF (1) Conferences (5) Controlled Assessments (1) Curriculum Review (2) CVA (1) Dyslexia (1) Easi-Speak (1) Ebac (1) Esther's TES Round Up (4) Exchanges (3) Food (7) foreign TV channels (1) French (1) Governors (1) Grammar (1) Homework (1) ICT (10) Intercultural Understanding (1) Language acquisition (1) language laboratory (3) League tables (1) music (1) MYLO (5) National Curriculum (1) Ofsted (2) Pensions (1) Personalised Learning Network (4) Phonics (1) podcasts (2) Primary Languages (3) Reports (1) SLE's (1) Songs in MFL (2) Sport (2) Teacher Training (1) Technology (1) The Croque Monsieur Challenge (4) Training (9) Twitter (2) videoconferencing (11) Wallwisher (3) Webcam (1) Why Learn Languages (6) wikis (1) Wine (2) Word of the Day (1) Wordle (1)