You’re a busuu language learner, which means you already know that learning a new language gets you more out of life, friendship, adventure and culture…but money?
It turns out that being bilingual or multilingual can help you earn big.
Competition in a changing world
In a global market communication is king, so the more languages the better.
Some markets are rapidly growing, like Brazil and China, so speaking Portuguese or Mandarin could really boost your career prospects.
Stand out from the crowd
In a global market, bosses are loving languages more than ever. Learning more than one language can give you an edge over the competition. Put your hand up for projects involving travel to other countries or international clients and you’ll be noticed.
You can add between 10% and 15% to your earnings by learning another language.* But it’s the compound interest that really counts. Read more about how learning a language pays off here.
*Source: The Guardian.
Jobs on the rise
Big business is now global bringing different cultures together, and interpreters and translators are among the top five fastest growing occupations. In fact, opportunities are expected to increase by a whopping 46 % between 2012 and 2022 in these jobs.
(Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics)
It’s who you know.
Learning a language could make you more popular! Learn French for example, and you can expand your professional network to include people from other countries like France, Canada and parts of Africa much more easily.
(Spanish: little by little)
You don’t need to speak your new language fluently to get the benefits at work. You’ll make a great impression with a client who doesn’t speak the native tongue if you attempt a bit of ‘small talk’ after your meeting or in the bar.
Useful work phrases in some money-boosting languages :)
French: Félicitations pour avoir décroché ce poste.
Congratulations on getting the job.
Spanish: Lo estás haciendo muy bien. Sigue así.
You are doing very well. Keep it up.
Russian: Ты прекрасный переводчик
You are a first class interpreter.
Japanese: Majime: Describe yourself as ‘Majime’ to a potential employer. It means you are earnest, reliable and you get things done.
One language is never enough!
Learn a second language, invest in your career!
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