Business Professionals’ Attitudes toward Foreign Language use

Mladen Marinac, Martin Golob

© 2018 Mladen Marinac, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Citation Information: SAR Journal. Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 88-94, ISSN 2619-9955, DOI: 10.18421/SAR13-03, September 2018.

Received: 11 July 2018
Accepted: 05 September 2018
Published: 26 September 2018


The purpose of this study is to determine what business professionals’ attitudes are toward foreign language use and whether the company sector, organizational size and age are important variables in the use of foreign language. The majority seems aware of the importance of foreign language use and claim they would like to hone their language skills in the future. Furthermore, the findings show that business professionals in internationally oriented sectors (e.g. transport, tourism, IT,...) believe foreign languages are more important than those who work in locally oriented sectors (e.g. processing industry, civil engineering, public service).

Keywords – foreign language use, sector, age, organizational size.


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