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Slide2:  Information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Slide3:  Languages: Pathways to Success Slide4:  Classical Languages and Careers Slide5:  Heritage Speakers Slide6:  Testimonials Slide7:  Testimonials Slide8:  Testimonials Slide9:  Testimonials Slide10:  Testimonials Slide11:  Government & Military Jobs Slide12:  Government & Military Jobs Individuals classified as language specialists for the Federal Government earned an average of $71,625 annually in 2005. The United States is deeply involved in the economics and politics of the world community. All government departments need employees who can use foreign languages, at home and abroad, and who are aware of and sensitive to cultural differences. Whether your job is helping shape US policy on the environment, helping US tourists overseas in a crisis, working on the US economic and environmental policies, fighting against organized international crime, or working on the diplomatic corps, you’ll find your language skills make a big difference. Many government departments have excellent opportunities to learn a language on the job here in the US when they are not on a job overseas. Follow the link www.state.gov/employment/ for the U.S. Department of State. Slide13:  Teaching Jobs Slide14:  Language in the News The Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER) at Pennsylvania State University publishes important news articles with foreign language information.  Visit the side bar “Language in the Press” at  http://calper.la.psu.edu You can find links to news in many languages at CNN’s International page: http://edition.cnn.com/ Slide15:  Travel and Tourism Knowing a foreign language is an important skill for those in the tourist industry who prepare print information and web-site content. You can lead a tour in interesting areas of the world by combining language and culture to make a great travel experience. The ease of modern travel means more tourists coming to this country. Those who work in airports and other travel centers come across people from all parts of the world with language requirements. Follow the link www.onesmallplanet.com for a look at the international travel connections through One Small Planet. Slide16:  Career Listings International Job Center: http://www.internationaljobs.org/ Subscriber membership is required to view international job opportunities. If you are not ready to start a full-scale international job search, but want to be aware of current international opportunities, you may prefer to subscribe to the IJC Monthly newspaper, International Employment Hotline. Explore job listings at Monster.com http://www.monster.com/ Use the search feature with keywords such as “foreign language,” “international,” “Spanish,” “bilingual,” “Hebrew,” etc. Omniglot provides links for jobs requiring a facility in language plus several useful links. http://www.omniglot.com/links/careers.htm Slide17:  Opportunities for Global Involvement Taking IT Global is a bridge to scholarships, internships and organizations especially directed towards youth to build capacity for development, artistic and media expression, make education more engaging, and involve young people in global decision-making throughout the world. http://www.takingitglobal.org/home.html Slide18:  Opportunities for Global Involvement TakingITGlobal is an international organization led by youth and empowered by technology that connects youth around the world to find inspiration, information and get involved in improving their local and global communities. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with a growing worldwide presence, this feature program serves as the most popular online community for young people interested in connecting across cultures and making a difference. TakingITGlobal works with global partners—from UN agencies, to major companies, and especially youth organizations. Updated Feature: Now in its third version, TakingITGlobal's free, downloadable guide to action (in English, French and Spanish) helps readers explore issues they care about, and suggests ways they can take action and involve others in making a positive difference! Slide19:  Opportunities for Global Involvement The Foreign Policy Association (FPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the American public to learn more about the world. Founded in 1918, FPA provides independent publications, programs and forums to increase public awareness of, and foster popular participation in, matters relating to those policy issues. Our Board is comprised of leaders from business, the academy and international organizations who share a commitment to educating Americans about world issues. Foreign Policy Association--Student Corner (Conferences, Awards, Scholarships, Getting Involved—International Volunteer Opportunities and Study Abroad Year Round; Global Forum—Ideas exchange): http://www.fpa.org/info-url_nocat2405/info-url_nocat.htm Slide20:  Brochures and Flyers Reasons for studying/acquiring foreign language (Ball State University) http://www.bsu.edu/csh/languages/program/careers.htm Handout or web link with information on: Foreign Languages Help Prepare You For Various Careers Internationalization And The Workplace Education And Foreign Languages: Important For Many Careers For links to information on careers that use language skills, visit http://career.utk.edu/students/majors/links/foreign.htm Slide21:  Brochures and Flyers Foreign Language: What Can I do With this Degree? Makes a nice three-page handout showing Areas, Employers, and Strategies: http://career.utk.edu/students/majors/pdf/foreign.pdf Universal Highways, Inc. lists careers that require foreign language expertise http://www.universalhighways.com/foreign-language-careers.html Slide22:  Brochures and Flyers In 1995, Emmanuel Ngomsi, Ph.D., Universal Highway's President and Senior Consultant, received the National Foreign Language Fellowship Award from The National Endowment for The Humanities and The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Dr. Ngomsi is the creator of Yan-koloba, a multicultural teamwork, teambuilding and character building game rooted in African cultures. See the link “Learn Foreign Languages” for “A case for learning a foreign language.” "Knowing Other Languages Brings Opportunities” http://www.samford.edu/schools/artsci/wlc/letter.pdf Slide23:  Brochures and Flyers Careers Using Foreign Language http://translate.miis.edu/careers/profession_ufl.html?catid=54 A three-page handout on “Careers Using Foreign Language” as a primary or secondary skill. Information regarding the Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation at Monterey Institute of International Studies an affiliate of Middlebury College Slide24:  Brochures and Flyers Getting to use your languages at work doesn’t always mean being a teacher, translator or interpreter. Languages are used in lots of very different ways and different degrees of fluency and different languages are needed according to the market. For more information visit http://www.languageswork.org.uk/pdf/talkc.pdf for a four-page brochure on languages and careers entitled Work Talk: A Guide to Languages and Careers Slide25:  Career Print Publications Careers in Foreign Languages by Blythe Camenson (2001) ISBN 0-658-00111-6 http://www.ebookmall.com/ebook/103802-ebook.htm Excellent resource Answers to questions about language, careers, and interests. Information about which language to study, scholarships, employment, and salary Descriptions of unusual careers Careers for Foreign Language Aficionados by H. Ned Seelye & J. Laurence Day (2003) ISBN 0658010662 www.ebookmall.com/ebook/103944-ebook.htm Lists training requirements for dozens of jobs Examples of jobs involving popular hobbies & interests Expert advice on putting savoir faire to work in dream careers

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