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  1. Leprechaun

    Leprechaun Member

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    Hi from alevel of one through 10 how helpful is it to be bilingual? I speak french and english and about to start learning Irish gaelic
     
  2. Memphis9489

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    I'm sure it helps to speak other languages. It probably adds a few points to your overall "score." But I think the TYPE of language weighs heavily. For instance, it would probably be better to be fluent in Arabic as opposed to Irish gaelic - I'm just guessing.

    The emphasis in diversity has a lot to do with officers relating to the enlisted personnel - and vise versa. I think speaking Spanish would probably more valuable than French since there is a large number of Hispanics within the enlisted ranks.

    Speaking multiple languages may be a good tie-breaker, however.
     
  3. navy2016

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    does the military consider bilingual means able to speak/read/write in 2 languages or able to speak in at least 2?

    I'm still fluent in mandarin chinese but cannot read or write much of it at all
     
  4. SteveHolt243

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    I don't think Gaelic is going to help very much.
     

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