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In today’s world, knowing a second language is not an option but a necessity. Employers are looking for graduates with languages and cultural skills and the truth is that with internationalisation we are seeing more and more bilingual, if not trilingual, young people entering the employment market. Wouldn’t your profile look stronger if you were to develop your language skills?

Our subjects are designed to be as practical as possible and ensure that you will be able to communicate in the language you are studying, and to do so successfully, which means understanding the culture as well. Our teachers are generally native speakers who will encourage you to experience the language by yourself, be it through films, newspapers, talks and books or by travelling to countries where the language is spoken. There are also opportunities to study or work abroad.

The benefits to you, apart from making you more employable, are joining a rich social and cultural mix of students and developing knowledge and understanding of different countries, cultures, societies and business environments that will no doubt enrich your travels.

  • 65% of businesses identified a need for foreign language skills in their employees.
  • Modern Languages graduates are highly employable and go into a range of careers. 87% of graduates went on to further work or study, 85% of whom were in professional or managerial jobs.
  • More than 1 in 3 students who undertook a job placement abroad were hired or offered a job by their host company.

* Sources: CBI, Chambers of Commerce, British Academy, House of Lords Select Committee.

All our language classes are open to members of the public and also offer staff development opportunities.

You can start a language or continue at a higher level. At the moment we offer: Arabic, British Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and professional English (as a foreign language). For further details click on the other links here and contact:

Last updated Monday 17 October 2016
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