Learning a foreign language is a tough and daunting activity.But considering the growth of the international markets and the rapid speed of the global mobility, it will become a necessary 'job' skill, that will put many potential employees and business entrepreneurs apart from the crowd. According to Forbes Magazine: " In today's Millennial -saturated job market there is a rare skill that makes hiring managers sit up and take notice: fluency in a high- demand, low supply language.In addition to Chinese and Arabic, the top 10 most popular languages for American college students include Japanese, Latin, and Russian". I can't agree more.
During my last visit to Europe and Russia, I was surprised by the tremendous amount of the international companies that speak languages other than English.My own experience in the corporate, educational and start-up businesses proved that knowledge of a foreign language is always a huge plus and advancement, just as the ability to think creatively, sing and play a musical instrument like no-one else can play.
In the latest debates about the new generation and the lack of some authenticity, there is a missing part in the discussion: How one can save his/her authentic self if his/her native language and culture are not taught in their schools? How can one study a foreign or English language for career advancement and better communication?
To bridge the gap I created a group of students, international scholars and business professionals who love improving or learning foreign languages for their career and life advancement. One of our meetings is approaching on June 15th, 2018. If you are in New York, please visit us to learn, collaborate, socialize, or to support.