Monday, September 14, 2009

Bilingualism just one facet of the best candidates today

I just was introduced to a great blog by BilingualHire, based in Oregon.

The post that got my attention was about employment candidates and bilingualism. The point is, while being bilingual is absolutely a gift in all ways, and potentially a fantastic boon to one's career, it does not cover up one's abilities, experience, and studies--and it shouldn't overshadow these.

Take a read and let me know whether you agree.

But let me make one thing clear: I am all about teaching kids Spanish and English in this country. Latino parents, in my opinion, should do everything in their power to impart their language to their children. Non-Latinos should consider sending their kids to immersion programs early on (before age 6) so that they can compete in an increasingly Latino U.S.

By 2025, 30% of the U.S. population will be Hispanic--many of them Spanish-dominant. Make sure you--and your offspring--have what it takes to compete in this dynamic, bicultural climate!

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