De bonnes raisons de se mettre aux langues étrangères... vu par "The Economist", in English please!
The advantages of working in your own language are obvious. Those of working in a foreign one are subtle.
MORE and more of the world is working in English. Multinational companies (even those based in places such as Switzerland or Japan) are making it their corporate language. And international bodies like the European Union and the United Nations are doing an ever-greater share of business in the world’s new default language. At the office, it’s English’s world, and every other language is just living in it.
Is this to the English-speaker’s advantage?