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Why study languages at A-level and beyond?

Ok girls… it’s that time of year where you have to start making some important decisions about your future studies. Have you ever considered a career using a language? Here is a link to the video in which Simon Rimmer explores the variety of careers and opportunities available to those who speak languages. He meets people from a range of professions and chats to them about how languages have helped them to get where they are today.

The video also shows clips from popular comedy shows highlighting the embarrassment of not understanding other people’s languages and cultures.

http://www.whystudylanguages.ac.uk/ks4/video

 

Gap yah? With most language courses you will have the opportunity to spend time in the country, whether it is studying, working, taking part in an Erasmus programme or just a ‘gap yah’. The following link explores those options.

http://www.languageswork.org.uk/learner_zone/work_experience__study_abroad.aspx

Here are some students talking about their language studies (just in case you don’t believe what us old-timers are telling you!)

http://www.whystudylanguages.ac.uk/post16/why_languages

 

Go on! You know you want to!

Miss Tomlinson