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Leena Sawant
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Joined: May 30, 2005
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Hi ,

I would like to know how good is learning a foreign language like German,French or Japnese in IT industry.Does foreign language certification adds value to ur profile ?Thanks in advance.

regards,
Leena S
Jeroen Wenting
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Learn English first, it's a requirement (and no, from the way you write it I don't think you know English well enough to count).


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Kj Reddy
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Originally posted by Leena Sawant:
Hi ,

I would like to know how good is learning a foreign language like German,French or Japnese in IT industry.Does foreign language certification adds value to ur profile ?Thanks in advance.

regards,
Leena S


Leena always its added advantage. Just as a example yesterday Infosys, Bangalore gave added with special note saying that "if you know german, japanese its added advantage.
Sonny Gill
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Originally posted by Jeroen Wenting:
Learn English first, it's a requirement (and no, from the way you write it I don't think you know English well enough to count).


Mmmm...perhaps not if you are going to work in Japan

Since Leena specifically mentioned Japan, I'd say that if she intends to work for a Japanese company, She would be better off learning Japanese instead of polishing up on her English. The same might be true for French or German companies as well. Of course, if she can manage both, that is even better
Jeroen Wenting
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no, she asked whether learning languages like Japanse (which I guess is a typo and should be Japanese) would be a good idea when working in IT.
At least that's how I read the question which due to the poor English may well be subject to different and possibly mutually exclusive interpretations.
Vishwa Kumba
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Learning any other language apart from your own and of course English, is always useful whether you are in IT or not. Sometimes a few IT job ads do mention that fluency in French, German, Dutch or Japanese is essential.
I heard from one of my fellow mates that in some projects in Germany, everything is in German, right from the requirements spec, design doc and test plans etc...The OS is in German! They spoke German and didn't use English language at all!.....

Recently I met a Weblogic instructor in the UK, an Englishman who spoke Hindi Fluently! He said he had worked before, in Bangalore & Bombay(India)for 1.5yrs as an offshore consultant for a few projects. He also said, he learnt Hindi in just 3 months. I had a couple of technical questions in weblogic, and much due to my amazement, he answered all of them in Hindi!!!....I felt happy and impressed!
[ July 01, 2005: Message edited by: Vishwa Kumba ]
 
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