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Opportunities in Foreign Language Careers,9780071437240

Opportunities in Foreign Language Careers

Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 9/16/2004
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill
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The most comprehensive career book series available, Opportunities in . . . explores a vast range of professions.Each book offers: The latest information on a field of interest Training and education requirements for each career Salary statistics for different positions within each field Up-to-date professional and Internet resources And much more

Author Biography

Wilga M. Rivers, Professor Emerita of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, her M.A. from Melbourne University, a Licence des Lettres from the University of Montpellier (France), and an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Middlebury College.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
1. Love of Languages: The Foreign Language Field 1(18)
Employment opportunities.
Career potential.
Level of language skill.
Cultural understanding.
Which language will you need?
Choosing a college or graduate school.
Autonomous improvement and maintenance.
What are the realities?
Isn't English enough?
2. Importance of Foreign Languages 19(10)
The want ads.
Comments of business and professional people.
Personal attributes for success.
3. Educational Training 29(22)
Secondary school.
Choice of a foreign language.
Your decision.
Getting practice.
Special training.
Bilingual office job training.
Planning your courses.
Government service.
International careers.
4. World Trade Opportunities 51(20)
Importance of linguistic training.
Overseas opportunities.
Foreign trade.
Overseas assignments.
5. Government Positions 71(36)
Civil service.
Department of State.
Foreign Service.
Central Intelligence Agency.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Department of Defense.
National Security Agency.
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Drug Enforcement Administration.
United Nations. Peace Corps.
6. Special Vocations 107(22)
Auto industry.
Film industry.
Foreign missionary work.
Health services.
International relations.
Library science.
Museum work.
Secretarial work.
Social work.
Travel and tourism.
7. Teaching Languages 129(26)
Historical background.
Current situation in the United States.
Foreign language teaching in the United States.
Bilingual education and TESOL.
Foreign Languages in the Elementary Schools (FLES).
College teaching.
8. The Job Search 155(8)
Letter of application.
Résumé preparation.
Personal interview.
Employment abroad.
Securing a job in South America.
Business opportunities.
Government positions.
Analyzing job offers.
Appendix A: Professional Associations 163(8)
Appendix B: Government Agencies 171(6)
Appendix C: Periodicals 177(6)
Appendix D: Travel, Study, and Exchange Programs 183(8)
Bibliography 191

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