Today, more than ever, an appreciation of the richness of foreign languages can guide those in and around government. Three German words, if embraced by government officials, can transform policy and politics.
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If fully embraced by those working to advance agency missions and improve the lives of citizens through technology, I believe these three simple words have the power to transform.
The skillset required for the civil service today is a far cry from the civil service your parents and grandparents knew. Technology is one of the leading reasons for the change. Here are some tested apps for the discerning civil servant.
The Dutch East India Company made its fortune with a number of different trades: notably the tulip mania in 1637 that allowed the Dutch East India Company to be valued in the trillions of dollars while operating in dozens and dozens in countries (all of this according to Wikipedia). They operated globally and generated massiveRead… Read more »
U.S. citizens who are fluent in Mandarin have an opportunity to apply to become a Consular Adjudicator. Work in U.S. embassies or consulates in China for up to five years. Learn about the possibilities. Visit http://goo.gl/EiLZ and apply no later than February 29 at Midnight EST. U.S. citizenship is required. The U.S. Department of StateRead… Read more »
Pär J. Larsson 846 F Ave Apt C Coronado, CA EDUCATION Master of Science in International Relations National Security Studies Troy State University 2003 (3.9 GPA) Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service International Economics Georgetown University 1996 (3.4 GPA) LANGUAGES Swedish – native speaker, 3/3 English – 2nd language, published writer often used as proofreaderRead… Read more »
I just tried out BYKI – Before You Know It. http://www.byki.com/ it’s a free foreign-language flashcard vocab builder, they have versions for Mac and PC, and you can write non-English accent markings and other scripts without having to change settings on your computer. They have a long list of languages, and the program lets youRead… Read more »