Labor market of the english teaching major graduates from the Foreign Language Department of The School of Arts And Social Sciences from The University of El Salvador, period 2000-2005

Castillo Lopez, Gracia Maria and Ponce Castro, Gustavo Adolfo (2008) Labor market of the english teaching major graduates from the Foreign Language Department of The School of Arts And Social Sciences from The University of El Salvador, period 2000-2005. Bachelor thesis, Universidad de El Salvador.

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Abstract

Since the world is in transition, the English language has taken new forms itself. Everywhere it is at the leading age of technological and scientific development, new thinking in economics and management, new literature and entertainment genres. Nevertheless; the language is, in another way, at a critical moment in this global career. Within a decade or so, the number of people who speak English as a second language and foreign language will exceed the number of native speakers (Graddol, 2000). There are three kinds of English speakers: those who speak it as a first language, those for whom it is a second language or an additional language, and those who learn it as a foreign language. Native speakers may feel the language ¨belongs to them¨, but those who speak English as a second or foreign language will be the ones who will determine its world future. Since 2004, many international companies have been investing high amounts of money in order to provide many job opportunities. Among all these companies it can be mentioned Sykes that launched its first building in May 2004. Expecting to hire at the end of the year 1,200 Salvadorian employees no matter the age, constraints, or social status, the only requirements were to have a good technical knowledge (e.g. To type 30 English words per minute on the computer, to know how to search on the internet and handle an e-mail account) and good speaking English skills. (La Prensa Gráfica’s website). In April 13th 2005, Erick Dithmer, the manager of one of the most powerful companies of the world, Dell, said; “we want to have around 500 hundred employees per story, so we expect the building to be finished by the end of the year”. Claudia Hurtado, a Salvadorian psychologist, suggests that if a person wants to be part of the current labor market, they need to have a well domain of the English language and good computer skills. Due to the brisk globalization, many multinational companies invest on big enterprises and incorporate foreign techniques. Walter Palacios, labor minister of El Salvador has expressed, “There is an important fact; in the last years, the international and local employers have changed the profile of the employees. Now, the facts of being bilingual and knowing how to use computer-tools are not a plus in the curriculum of those who are looking for a job, but at the present time they are a must and a requirement to find a good job.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Enseñanza del idioma inglés
Subjects: 400 Lenguas > 420 Inglés e inglés antiguo
Divisions: Facultad de Ciencias y Humanidades > Licenciatura en Idioma Inglés Opción Enseñanza
Depositing User: Rina Mrian Rodríguez de Aquino
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 17:34
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 17:34
URI: http://ri.ues.edu.sv/id/eprint/12241

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