ERIC Number: ED122599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
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La demande linguistique dans les entreprises: Brabant. Les besoins langagiers des futurs cadres d'entreprise (Language Needs in Business: Brabant. The Language Needs of Future Business Managers).
Ramlot, J. M.
By studying the job offers in a Belgian newspaper, an attempt is made to determine what the language needs in business are. Offers which explicitly require language skills were collected from a French-language newspaper between November of 1971 and June of 1972, and codified according to the languages mentioned and the combinations thereof, the level of language proficiency required, the oral and written aspects of the languages, the level of studies required, and the professions and places of employment mentioned. Conclusions reveal interesting facts about the actual offers themselves. Languages most in demand are French, Dutch, English, and German, with high levels of competence required in those languages in that order, and with oral knowledge of French and Dutch being essential. With the exception of Dutch and French-Dutch bilingualism, offers for university students appeal to a larger selection of languages and stress oral competence. High levels of competence characterize bilingual or multilingual university students and graduates teaching in technical areas in French and German. A high level of proficiency is required of scientific and technical personnel. There is a preponderance of French-Dutch bilingualism in Flanders and Brussels, and of French-English and French with other languages in the Walloon area. (CLK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium