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Ever Wonder What the Importance of Foreign Language Is, Even in the Heartland?

Role of Foreign Language in a Global Economy

Reposted from OzarksFirst

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Outside the United States, knowing multiple languages is the standard, not the exception.

When foreign language departments like that of Drury University are affected by declining enrollment and interest, what's the lasting impact?

For Ivan Munoz, preparation precedes every busines trip to Latin America, but he said one skill gives him an advantage.

"Being bilingual, helps a lot, because most of our customers are in Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, and Columbia," said Ivan Munoz, INDIV Regional Manager.

Munoz said in our increasingly global economy, "cultural differences are still there and of course, language, is a big part of it."

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