There are many reasons but we would highlight the following:
- if you’ve already invested a lot of time and effort into a language, it’s a pity to let it go to waste.
- if you’ve enjoyed studying a language previously, you’ll enjoy taking the subject further; and if you’re an absolute beginner, you’ll relish the academic, intellectual and practical challenge of our Beginner programmes.
- if you’ve 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’ll find that not only will your language skills improve, but you’ll use these skills to explore issues relating to French, German, Mandarin, Russian or Spanish politics, economics and society.
The gains you’ll make are not purely language related, but you’ll 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’ll find much of our programme geared to help you cope with residence 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)