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Second choice

Having worked overseas both on the ground and as a UK based civil engineer for more than 20 years the lack of a second language has not prevented me undertaking work in a sound and professional manner. I agree that the ability to communicate in a second language could be important - however, in which foreign language should the individual become competent? Our peers in Germany, France and Japan have a fairly easy decision since much of our work, in particular in Third World countries, ...

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