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Author: William Roy Published on: Oct. 9, 2019 Expected Reading Time: 3 mins

People rarely learn a second language for one particular reason. It is often a hobby, for travel purposes and/or a personal challenge. Speaking another language as well as your native language can be especially important if you are looking for a job. 

Landing your dream job in another country will more than likely require that you can speak the native language of that country. One should have a strong command in another country's language to put you above the rest. 

If you are looking for your dream job the first thing you have to do is to learn the language of that particular country in which you are looking for a job. If you find a job in another country one of your first tasks will be interacting with your colleagues who are likely to be speaking in their mother tongue. 

If you land a position in another country and you don’t know the language or how to communicate and develop a sense of understanding with others then you will struggle to thrive in the role. 

I have listed a variety of different jobs where it will be required or highly likely to be required to know one or more additional languages, below:



As a teacher, you now have the option to teach in classrooms or online. You will find online teaching difficult if you are not able to communicate effectively with your students. As you are not physically there in the classroom with them, honing these communication skills are essential. 

Online tuition is being introduced at every level of the education system and it would definitely help to know some of your student’s native language. 


Tour guide

If you are interested in looking for a job that is related to tourism and the hospitality industry, a tour guide could be the perfect role. But, you will have to coordinate and communicate with people well as you guide them in their native language to explain the sights and country’s history. 



Outsourcing essay writing is a common service now. People will pay you in return for your services of writing something according to their needs. Similar services include content writers, bloggers, and authors. 


Air hostess

If you love traveling, this is an ideal role for you! But, you will need a good level of understanding of multiple languages in order to meet the needs of the passengers on board the flight. 

For example, in case of an emergency, you will be responsible for ensuring your passengers depart the plane safely and in a situation like this, there is no time to waste overcoming language barriers. 


Interpreter or translator

An interpreter or translator is someone responsible for communicating a conversation between 2 people who do not speak each other's native language. 

It could also be someone who translates a written document or media file for a recipient who cannot understand the language it is communicated in. 

These roles are often paid very well so it is worth investing your time practicing learning other languages. 


Languages can open to the door to many great opportunities and allows you to earn whilst traveling the world. 


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