It seems like the major options for employment post foreign language study are: i. translation; ii. teaching/tutoring, iii. business/sales/marketing/customer-service.
The first two are those I'm primarily interested in.
I have the option to study 1 or 2 languages at university (1 I have an A-level in; the other ab-intio).
To compete effectively as a translator/teacher of the first language (this is nowhere near as close as my mother tongue but I've been learning it for 12 years and I've worked in a customer service capacity using it before); would you say it would be better to study both or just focus on the one language?
Will speaking two massively extend my employment options (obviously it will in terms of increasing jobs) - but my real question is are there many teaching/translation/marketing jobs that speaking 2 languages are a real bonus for as opposed to one?
As it's all about employability to me, if not, I will focus on the one language.
(I should add that the first foreign language is German and the second is Italian)
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Last edited by J_89; 27-10-2016 at 17:42.
- 25-10-2016 13:37
- 26-10-2016 08:34
Being a teacher who can teach two different languages that they speak fluently could open up more job opportunities for you than a teacher who speaks only one. The same for translation, you effectively double the amount of work you are able to do if you add a second language.
However, that isnt to say that you couldnt do either of those things with a single language degree, added to that if you have no interest in studying another language maybe it wouldn't work for you to do two.
A good language degree should always make you employable