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Survey: 62 percent of students learn languages for work

UP TO 62 percent of language school students learn languages because of their job, according to a survey conducted by English-language centre The Bridge on a sample of 500 people.

UP TO 62 percent of language school students learn languages because of their job, according to a survey conducted by English-language centre The Bridge on a sample of 500 people.

“About one fifth of respondents said that they want to learn language for everyday communication, and also because they want to travel abroad,” said The Bridge’s Klaudia Bednárová. She added that 15 percent of students learn a foreign language because they want to work abroad.

The results of the survey were reflected by the Profesia.sk job portal which showed that two thirds of employers publishing job offers on its website want people who speak at least one foreign language. The most sought-after language is English (56 percent), followed by German (16 percent), Hungarian and French (2 percent).

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