What country are we talking about?Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 1:51 | Posted in great britain, languages | 2 Comments
Tags: english, unemployment
It is a benefit in the job market in any country if your English is fluent. I have hard time imagining that a person with poor English would have much of a chance to find an employment in many branches, IT for one, no matter where in the World they are. Which is why I was raising my eyebrow when I saw this:
Up to 40,000 jobless people say their poor English is a barrier to finding employment, ministers say – and £4.5m is spent on translators in job centres.
I had to check and double check. Yes, it was about England. They are spending millions on learning the jobless English in England and they are spending millions on translators in job centres. In England. Which was the first country in the World to have English as their language.