Our world is becoming increasingly connected. Technology has helped to expose many of us to cultures we wouldn’t have had access to just a couple of decades earlier. International travel has also become less expensive, opening up a world of tourism and immigration to more of us.
Increased international travel brings with it the challenges of communication. Many countries outside the U.S. have excellent education systems and teach English as a second language. However, there are still those travelers who may struggle with some complex conversations. As a result, there is an increased need for bilingual professionals in all industries.
Healthcare is one of the primary sectors that requires skilled linguists. The industry is responsible for the wellbeing of all members of the public, regardless of their own linguistic ability. We’re going to take a look at why bilingual staff are vital in healthcare, alongside tools and methods that are available to those professionals ready to upskill their communication abilities.