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Young jobseekers caught in the language trap

The economic crisis in Southern Europe has hit graduates hard, with youth unemployment rates close to 50 per cent in some countries. It’s hardly surprising that many are thinking of emigrating to countries such as Germany, where there’s a high demand for skilled workers.

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Foreign language training can give you a step up the career ladder

Demand for German language training has shot up in Greece, according to the Goethe Institut, which organises classes around the world. It’s hardly surprising that the country’s economic woes have led to a 50 per cent rise in the numbers studying the language. Students see it as a passport to new opportunities in Europe’s healthiest economy.

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How do I become a multilingual translator?

Writer Katharina Haberstock asks what skills a successful translator needs.

Some people think translating is as simple as replacing one word by another. But that’s a very one-sided view. In fact, there’s much more to being a successful multilingual translator.

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