Foreign Language Learning In The Age Of Globalization
AbstractGlobalization demands more foreign languages, not less. In addition to providing you with knowledge, skills and attitudes that are necessary in the workplace, the study of languages, literatures, and cultures, like the study of history, philosophy, or mathematics, helps you develop the analytic skills needed to be an effective participant in local and national discussions. Studying languages in the context of history, politics, and popular culture can help you follow international events with insight, opening up perspectives to make you an informed and responsible citizen of your country and of the world. Knowing another language enriches your personal life, expands the range of professional opportunities open to you, and increases your power to act as a citizen of the world. At the college level you can begin a new language or build on your knowledge of a language that you have already studied. College may also be the first chance you will have to study languages such as Russian, Chinese, Japanese, or Arabic. Forget the myth that you have to learn languages as a child: in the classroom young adults can be faster and more effective learners than small children.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Department of Commerce, Tourism, Services, Faculty of Management in Tourism and Commerce Timisoara, "Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University Bucharest in its journal Quaestus.
Volume (Year): 1 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
globalization; intercultural awareness; foreign language education; Internet; transnational communication.;
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