Friday, 10 June 2011

The Importance of Being Multilingual

Businesses are encouraged to invest in language strategies to become more competitive and far reaching on international markets, but for young people language learning has become an everyday strategy for creating more and more connections, be it with friends, at university, on the Internet or in their travels. Later on, language skills and cultural competences acquired in school and extracurricular activities look great on their CVs.

In cooperation with the European Commission Directorate-General for Education and Culture, Unit for Multilingual Policy, EUCA has organized for all the young people from its network of university colleges an essay competition, "Languages mean business". Students have to write a short essay explaining how speaking another language made a difference when making a decision about the future.

12 winners will present their language stories in Warsaw on the 29th of September at the "Language competences for professional and social success in Europe" conference!

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* Photo: © Marek and Ewa Wojciechowscy / Trips over Poland / CC-BY-SA-3.0, 2.5, 2.0, 1.0 & GDFL

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