In an expanding world, which is merging culturally and through businesses, breaking down the language barrier has never been more important.
Within Europe, it is now easier to trade between countries that have EU status. This has increased the need for people who are able to overcome the language barrier – not just in business, but in government departments too.
Outside of the EU, trade with Japan is becoming more important and again, there is growing demand for those able to break the language barrier.
As well as the language, students are taught about cultures and history of the country so that students are able to immerse themselves into all aspects of that country. If you want to be part of a team that breaks the barriers between countries and learn new languages, studying languages may be the option for you!
What will I learn?
Students can choose to study French, German, Italian, Spanish or Japanese and will be introduced to different aspects of languages, including grammar and advanced conversational skills. They will be provided with more challenging tasks by working in that language, and reading articles or writing about current affairs in that country.
Students will also be taught about the history and culture of the countries involved so that they can gain a more appropriate and a broader understanding of the country. For those studying foreign languages, students will spend a year abroad within the country of study. They can either choose to spend a year in a foreign university, or work for a company. This will provide students with real-life experience of the language and country.
There is also an option to do a course in Translation, with an optional yaer abroad where you choose to study two languages and gain an excellent command of translation skills.
Those who are educated in languages are open to a wide range of careers. Graduates can become teachers, advisors and translator and have gone on to in EU institutions, global companies, tourism and leisure, and diplomatic services. A wide range of companies and organisations require those educated in languages, and graduates can find that they have transferable skills which make them employable in a range of careers.