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Foreign language requirements in the world of work

Results of the 2006, 2012 and 2018 Labour Force Surveys conducted by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) and the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA)

Foreign language requirements in the world of work
Issue/Year (Volume) 1/2021 (50)
Pages 37-39
Language English

Knowledge of foreign languages is becoming increasingly important in working life in light of economic globalisation and international interconnectedness. This article uses the 2006, 2012 and 2018 BIBB/BAuA Labour Force Surveys to show the importance attached to knowledge of foreign languages in today’s world of work, to highlight how these requirements have developed over the course of time, and to identify the occupations in which such knowledge plays a particularly major role.