Sunday, April 16, 2006

Pope: Christ is Risen in 62 Languages

In his first Easter message, Benedict XVI addressed more than 100,000 people in St Peter’s square as well as hundreds of millions of viewers on television. The Pope repeated the angel’s pronouncement – “Christ is risen” in sixty-two languages. The Pope also called for peace in the world.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Japanese Companies Seek Trilingual Employees

Bilingual skills mean more employment opportunities in Japan if one of the two languages is English. Now some companies prefer employees with a third language, often Chinese, for promotion. Some companies encourage employees to study foreign languages online.