ERIC Number: ED121065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
The World of Work in Every Language.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
A survey of Oklahoma businesses dealing in international trade shows that these firms need personnel skilled in foreign languages. Career areas in which these skills are needed are varied, and applicants with language proficiency in addition to other skills could have an advantage over other applicants. Some respondents commented that language teaching methods and content should be changed. Of firms responding, only one-quarter currently use employees with foreign language skills, but over half would use them if available. About half indicated that a future expansion would create demand for foreign language skills. Languages considered most useful were Spanish (by 90.3% of respondents), French, German and Japanese, with Arabic, Italian and Russian also noted by several. Over half of those surveyed would desire at least conversational ability, and about one-third would need translation, composition and technical language skills. Personnel in sales, engineering and clerical work would be most likely to need foreign languages. (CLK)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma