Languages and Careers

Languages educational and economic rationale, plus some current vacancies.

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Thursday, 26 October 2017 13:59

Promoting Foreign Languages

This is a presentation (click here) I used to promote foreign language learning in a school yesterday. Please feel free to use it with your students. Good luck with your talks!

Monday, 25 November 2013 22:43

Vacancies for EU lawyer-linguists

VacanciesDo you have a law degree? Are you a solicitor or barrister? Do you speak Irish? If so, then a call for applications for lawyer-linguists with the European institutions may be of interest.

As part of a recruitment drive for Irish-speaking law professionals in the EU, theEuropean Personnel Selection Office is accepting applications for 10 Irish language lawyer-linguist positions in the European Parliament and Council.

“Based primarily in Brussels, these roles will offer successful candidates an opportunity to play a key role in the EU’s legislative processes,” says to a press release.

The starting salary is €5,500 a month, with a range of other benefits.

Candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree in law or a qualification as a barrister or solicitor, a perfect command of Irish and a thorough command of at least two other official EU languages.

Read more here

BelindaBelinda Parmar was right, we do need more women in STEM, but we also need more women and men to study languages. Read why here

Thursday, 24 January 2013 13:39

More Languages More Options

ValueSeven short films on the value of learning foreign languages can be viewed here

ErasmusThere are presentations and video links here from the Erasmus Conference on Learning Mobility, Language Acquisition and Employability on 6 December 2012 at Bewley's Hotel, Ballsbridge Dublin which are worth watching.