Want a Job? Learn a second language!

We discussed how a second language can help children enhance listening and memory skills; We also talked about the seven cognitive advantages to learning a foreign language. But what second language you should learn and how can a second language help you find a job?

Mandarin and Japanese are the two languages you need to learn if you are in Queensland and look for a job.

According to the 2016 census, Mandarin has became the biggest language spoken at home other than English. The Mandarin speaking population increased from just over 100,000 in 2001 to near 600,000 in 2016. China is now the biggest trade partner of Australia and the Chinese tourists has increased dramatically as well.

Mandarin increase 2011-2016

Mandarin increase 2001-2016

Though Japanese is not in the top five second languages listed above, Japanese language has been very popular in Queensland and it is still the No.1 second languages taught in Queensland schools. According to Export Consultant website, there are three reasons why we should not forget Japan export market. So Japanese language is still very important to help you find a job.

Japanese is still important

Japanese is still important (Source: exportconsultant.com.au)

How can Mandarin and Japanese help you find a job?

There are many jobs require Mandarin and Japanese language skills. At the moment of writing there are 872 Mandarin jobs and 468 Japanese jobs in Australia at the Seek website . Knowing Mandarin or Japanese can definitely give you a competitive edge.

Here are the top five industries our students are coming from:

  1. Real Estate
  2. Legal
  3. Tourism
  4. IT
  5. Finance

There are more industries like nursing, mining and international business that welcome job seeks who can speak Mandarin or Japanese.

Established in 2008, Lyrebird Language Centre is specialized in teaching Mandarin & Japanese languages.

We are different from other language schools. We do not have a set time table and fixed curriculum. We know everyone is different and they also have different purpose to learn a second language. We don’t think you need a timetable to learn Mandarin or Japanese. What to know why, please read our post here.

Want to learn Mandarin or Japanese to find a job? Contact us now.


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