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CILT Cymru
Quick Quiz……
What percentage of the world’s population
speaks English?
Only 25%
In other parts of Europe how many
foreign languages are pupils studying?
2 or more.
In which country do fewer people speak a
second language than in any other
country within the European Union?
The United Kingdom
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Quick Quiz……
What percentage of world-wide internet
use is in English?
Only 27%
According to recruitment agencies, how
much more could you earn if you use
languages in your job?
8 – 20% more
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Languages in Business
Which languages
– apart from English –
are needed by companies in the
UK?
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German
French
Spanish
Mandarin
Polish
Arabic
Cantonese
Russian
Japanese
Portuguese
Korean
But aren’t languages
really hard?
What are my chances of
passing?
Wales GCSE results (A*-C)
Summer 2012
German
PE
Spanish
French
History
ICT
Geography
Media Studies
79.4%
77.0%
75.1%
72.9%
68.1%
67.8%
67.7%
66.9%
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Wales A Level Results (A*-C)
Summer 2012
A*
A
B
C
Cumulative
Totals
(A*-C)
FRENCH
2.3%
22.2%
32.0%
19.1%
75.7%
GERMAN
8.0%
22.8%
37.0%
13.6%
81.5%
SPANISH
4.2%
25.5%
24.1%
20.8%
74.5%
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Jobs with languages
INDUSTRIES SEEKING LANGUAGES
700
600
500
400
300
200
100
0
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Welsh employers who value language skills
amongst their employees
Tata Steel
Branching Out Europe
XYZ Communications
IKAROS Solar Ltd
Dischromatics Ltd
Kautex Textron CVS Ltd Wales
Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd
We also work with law
firms, travel companies,
cosmetics companies,
consultancy firms, South
Wales Chamber of
Commerce….
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So what does an employer advise?
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But which jobs need languages?
These are just a few…….
•Web design
•Bilingual secretary
•Finance / banking
•Interpreter
•Pharmaceuticals
•New technology
•The media/
journalism
•Engineering
•Sales and marketing
•Law
•Teaching English as a
second language
•Social services
•Telephone companies
•Police
•Caring professions
•Armed forces
•Events organiser
•Travel and tourism
•Transport
•Computer game
designers
•Computer game testers
•Diplomatic Service
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