16 Jul Letter from the Dijana Roglić, M.A.Ed
There are at least a dozen good reasons to learn foreign languages
At the Lifelong learning center Bozic, we are surrounded by young and slightly older students who are faced with the need to learn at the age when they are supposed to be, or already are, in the labor market. What we have all heard more than once during our previous years of schooling – “learn for yourself, not for grades” , now gets its true meaning and justification in real life situations. With the process of globalization and easier access to the free labor market, our citizens often look for better working conditions in other countries, where other languages are spoken. At the same time the free labor market gives opportunity to foreigners as well, to seek employment, study or just spend their holidays here.
For all persons to whom foreign languages are stumbling blocks in career promotion or job-search from this school year we have started up the School of foreign languages Bozic.
Make use of the possibility to be taught by people with practical work and life experience from real-world working conditions on ships under different flags and enroll in one of the offered foreign language learning programs. In addition to general English, German and Italian courses, A1-C2 levels, we also offer tailored courses for seafarers and hotel staff on board ships and for other professions from a wide range of programs at our Center.
Open up the world of global employment opportunities
Foreign languages learning or training opens the door to the world of labor. In a rapidly changing world more than ever, companies do business internationally. A key segment in their successful business is the recruitment of globally oriented people who speak at least one foreign language. Have you ever wanted to be like those people you see in the airport travelling „on business“ all the time? That can be you. Ever thought it would be nice to sail the world’s seas while being paid well? That is waiting for you. In fact, it is only by knowing a foreign language that you can apply for such jobs.
Increasing cognitive ability
Today, when the advancement of technology has led to the emergence of new professions, lifelong learning has become a must, and learning foreign languages one of the top priorities. Cognitive benefits of learning a second language add to this, no matter how old you are. Memory improvement, longer attention span, and a reduced risk of age-related cognitive decline are just a few of the known positive effects.
Establish connections and cross-cultural friendships
Finally, the last but not least important Lifelong learning center Bozic is the first international maritime college in the Republic of Croatia with students coming from all over the world so different languages can be heard in our corridors. In such an atmosphere, the motivation for learning a language is not questionable, especially for establishing new cross-cultural friendships.
In Split, 17/09/2019