Opportunities In Foreign Language Careers


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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071437240
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/16/2004
  • Series: Opportunities In...Series Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 210
  • Sales rank: 1,129,965
  • Product dimensions: 0.44 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
1 Love of Languages: The Foreign Language Field 1
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
The want ads
Comments of business and professional people
Personal attributes for success
3 Educational Training 29
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
Importance of linguistic training
Overseas opportunities
Foreign trade
Overseas assignments
5 Government Positions 71
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
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
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
Letter of application
Resume preparation
Personal interview
Employment abroad
Securing a job in South America
Business opportunities
Government positions
Analyzing job offers
Appendix A Professional Associations 163
Appendix B Government Agencies 171
Appendix C Periodicals 177
Appendix D Travel, Study, and Exchange Programs 183
Bibliography 191
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