As global travel continues to increase and due to the rise of many
international businesses, obtaining a bilingual education offers many
benefits. Of course, the most obvious is an ability to speak two
languages fluently. This opens up a wealth of employment and relocation
opportunities for those who wish to experience other regions of the
world. However, there are some lesser-known advantages that should also
be mentioned. Let us take a closer look.
Some years ago the local people of Austin, Austinites, adopted the
slogan 'Keep Austin Weird'. The phrase was coined following the influx
of Fortune 500 giants like Apple, Google and eBay. Austinites naturally
had concerns about their city's rapid development and over
commercialisation, they felt that with large corporations come large
high street chains which would out compete local business.