Scotland: Foreign Legion Cash in on Language Skills

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at
Mon Mar 2 21:45:49 UTC 2009

 Forwarded From:  edling at

Glasgow Sunday Mail

Foreign Legion Cash in on Language Skills

So you want a job in languages

If your idea of speaking another language stretches to "dos cervezas
por favor" ...then think again.

Learning a foreign tongue is one of the best ways to get ahead in the
highly competitive global jobs market.

About 25,000 young Scots leave every year in search of jobs and a
better way of life - though most don't speak a second language.

Jerome Richalot, director at Alliance Francaise in Glasgow, said:
"English is global and speaking it will get you most places. But
speaking a foreign language too will get you much further."

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 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

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