Bilingual Learning: A Must in Today's World


Bilingual Learning: A Must in Today's World
Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

12/31/2013

Bilingual learning has long been established as part of high school education and is becoming increasingly important as businesses are becoming more global. Thanks to the internet, many people now have a global voice to the world, at least to people who speak their language. Knowing more than one language helps build bridges with multiple cultures.

Dual Language Curriculum

In many U.S. cities, Spanish is a common language. Southern California has a significant Spanish-speaking population. There are also reasons to learn German, French and other languages if you plan on doing business throughout the world. Studies show that the more bilingual development is involved with education, the sharper children's minds are focused. That's why early bilingual development, even before Kindergarten, is important.

People who speak multiple languages have an edge in the marketplace because they are more in demand for higher-paying jobs. The more kids understand that there is value in learning other languages, the more they will become interested in utilizing this knowledge. There is a strong demand around the globe for people who can speak multiple languages, especially when it comes to businesses that sell global products. The education system needs to address the fact that economics is becoming increasingly global.

Global Marketplace

Thanks to the internet, the global marketplace is turning many people into world citizens who buy world products. Even though you can still get far only knowing English, knowing the languages of the cultures you engage in is helpful and provides a broader cultural view. One of the keys to knowing more than one language is that it can remind people that different cultures think differently, which affects communication.

The more people that use the internet as their connection with the world, the more advantageous it is to learn languages relevant to global interests. The internet is increasingly connecting people digitally without meeting each other physically. The cloud is allowing businesses to outsource workers from various countries. The trend continues to be moving toward a global world. Eventually, everyone may each have many social media friends from all over that speak various languages.

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Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy is the President of GMR Transcription Services, Inc an Orange County, California based company that has been providing accurate and affordable transcription services since 2004. She has enjoyed success at GMR for almost ten years now and has helped the company grow. Within two years of Beth managing GMR Transcription, it had doubled in sales and was named one of the OC Business Journal’s fastest-growing private companies. Outside of work, she likes spending time with her husband and two kids.