ERIC Number: ED355758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Relationship between International Trade & Linguistic Competence (Report to the Australian Advisory Council on Languages and Multicultural Education).
Stanley, John; And Others
A study of the importance of foreign language skills to the success of Australia's business and industry in exporting to non-English-speaking countries is reported. The study has three parts. The first describes a telephone survey of 50 Australian companies requesting information on crucial factors in export marketing and employee language needs, and a mail survey of 451 companies exploring in greater detail employers' perceptions of the relationship between foreign language skills and export success. The second part of the report, which is divided into five chapters, discusses issues related to the surveys and analysis of results, focusing on the findings' implications for directions in the Australian economy, management of new markets, estimation of language needs, and problems in relating the curriculum to industry's needs. A review of literature is also included in this section. The third part is a summary, with recommendations. Data collected from individual companies in the telephone survey and results of a survey of newspaper advertisements for positions with a non-English language requirement are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Advisory Council on Languages and Multicultural Education, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Australian Dept. of Employment, Education and Training, Canberra.
Identifiers - Location: Australia