Shanghai Daily: The Importance of Bilingual Fluency

Experts agree that learning a second language in the contemporary world is no longer a luxury – in fact, it is a necessity. “A workforce with more market-relevant foreign language skills is a strategic economic asset,” says the US-based Council on Foreign Relations. 

The fact that language ability opens the door to opportunities is clear to those who live and work abroad, but this is also grounded in the reality of today’s world: the English-speaking share of global GDP has been falling for nearly forty years, and the Chinese economy is set to surpass the US in size by 2030. 

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