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Why study a language?

  • Language learning enhances academic and employability skills which are crucial for success at university and beyond, as businesses increasingly compete on a global scale. Employers place more and more value on language skills alongside another specialisms so whatever you study – include a language.
  • Graduates with language skills have the potential to earn a higher salary.
  • Learning about other cultures and different attitudes and values helps you interact with people from different backgrounds - which is highly desirable in the global marketplace and contributes to a better society for all
  • Globalisation has led to a growing demand for language skills from employers and research shows that rates of unemployment are lower amongst graduates with knowledge of a second language, even at a basic level.
  • Even conversational competence will help you stand out from the crowd!