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There are between 6000 and 7000 languages in the world and at least half of the world’s population is bilingual or plurilingual, which means that people speak two or more languages.​

 

Malta has always had a multilingual nature and foreign language learning is a strength in our local system which needs to be sustained.  The wish to foster plurilingual and intercultural competences in the Maltese educational system is a response to European linguistic and cultural diversity and an increasing need for mobility and employability.  Europeans come across foreign languages on a daily basis in the various aspects of their lives.  Bilingualism and plurilingualism entail economic advantages too: jobs are more easily available to those who speak several languages, and multilingual companies have a better competitive edge than monolingual ones.​

 

 

The Ministry for Education and Employment recognises the importance of linguistic diversity and supports language learning as a lifelong task, essential for economic competitiveness and inclusive societies.​  

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Encore Magazine article on the importance of Foreign Languages


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I Choose Careers Fair 2018.


The I Choose Careers Fair 2018 took place at the Phoenicia Hotel, Floriana on the 21st and the 28th of July.  The event was intended for students finishing secondary and post-secondary education about to take an important decision regarding their future. Such a decision demands that students and their parents are properly informed about the opportunities that are available in the post-secondary and tertiary sector. The Event was organised by The Ministry for Education and Employment with the aim of helping young people to be better informed and capable to take fundamental life decisions, with the intention of and commitment towards safeguarding their future.


During her talk entitled Languages for any career, Dr Phyllisienne Vassallo Gauci spoke about the importance of foreign languages and their relevance in today’s globalised world for mobility, employability an competitiveness.​

     
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Language Training Programme - Sponsorships for French and German


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MCAST Introduces Courses in Foreign Languages 
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Aktar minn 100 student fl-MCAST qed jattendu għal korsijiet ta’ tagħlim fil-lingwi tat-Taljan, il-Franċiż u l-Ġermaniż. F’Jannar li għadda l-MCAST introduċa dawn il-korsijiet fil-lingwi barranin, u li għalihom l-istudenti se jkunu rikonoxxuti b’ċertifikat meta jtemmuhom b’suċċess.

Posted by Edukazzjoni on Wednesday, March 14, 2018