There are many reasons but we would highlight the following:
- If you have already invested a lot of time and effort into a language, it is a pity to let it go to waste.
- If you have enjoyed studying a language previously, you will enjoy taking the subject further; and if you are an absolute beginner, you will relish the academic, intellectual and practical challenge of our Beginner programmes.
- If you have already been successful in your language studies, a degree option will make sure your language skills are credited as part of your actual degree.
- You will find that not only will your language skills improve, but you will use these skills to explore issues relating to French, German, Mandarin, Russian or Spanish politics, economics and society.
The gains you will make are not purely language related, but you will find you will have developed many transferable skills such as those related to:
- Presentation skills
We want to make your language study as useful for your future as possible, and so you will find our programmes and courses are geared to help you cope with residence/study abroad, giving you the necessary linguistic tools to cope with a variety of academic or work related situations.
You exit profile will be enhanced by the addition of a fully accredited language option as many international companies reward recognised language skills. On average people who use languages in their job earn 8% more than their colleagues (Figures from NTO: The Languages National Training Organisation and CILT: The Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research).