The British Academy, in collaboration with the European Commission, has released a new booklet for undergraduates and school pupils (but it’s really interesting for all of us!) called “Talk the Talk: A Guide to Maximising your Prospects Using Languages”, which promotes languages as a “long-term investment for you, your career and for society”.
The guide includes 24 profiles of linguists in a range of sectors, including: the Chair of UBS; a police constable; the Deputy Director-General and Chief Operating Officer of the Confederation of British Industry; various television and sports personalities; the Head of the UK Representation of the European Commission; and a partner at the law firm Lewis Silkin.
Each profile shows why languages are important to them, and a ‘CV snapshot’ lays out their educational background and their language proficiency.
Click here to read the booklet.