Languages

 

Welcome to our Languages Faculty Homepage. For students intersted in studying languages, we have a choice of three AS/A-Level courses, French, German and Welsh

French

 

The importance of being able to communicate in a foreign language is very highly prized by employers. Language learning in Higher Education has also never been more vital for the economy of this country and people with language qualifications have seldom been more in demand. Solid language skills are crucial for business in a global mobile economy. Language graduates have one of the highest employment rates of any subject.  Some universities now require a Language at AS level for non language based courses such as Law and Medicine.

 

The European jobs market is at present dominated by young French, German and other foreign nationals who can already speak two or even three languages. As close collaboration with our European allies becomes more and more essential, it is vital for the future of this country that our young people continue their study of foreign languages so that we can not only trade effectively with countries abroad but also understand their culture and their outlook

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German

 

Language graduates have one of the highest employment rates of any subject.  The European jobs market is at present dominated by young French, German and other foreign nationals who can already speak two or even three languages.  As close collaboration with our European allies becomes more and more essential, it is vital for the future of this country that our young people continue their study of foreign languages so that we can not only trade effectively with countries abroad but also understand their culture and their outlook.

 

The German specification will naturally enhance the European awareness of candidates.  Similarly, opportunities will arise to explore the spiritual, moral, ethical and cultural dimensions of topics studied and contribute to candidates’ environmental education including sustainable development.  Health and safety considerations will also be raised through the topic areas.

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Welsh (2nd Language)

AS Level Welsh will be of interest to students who wish to extend their current knowledge of the Welsh language.  The aim of the course is to develop candidates’ skill to express themselves in Welsh, in the written and spoken word.  Candidates are urged to read extensively as well as study the set texts in detail.  The AS course will be of interest both to those who wish to continue to A2 and to those who simply wish to extend the breadth of the AS studies.

 

Possible careers include teaching, translating, jobs in local government, tourism, public services etc. The list is endless! The UCAS web site says ‘Having the ability to use Welsh in the workplace can give you an edge over your competitors.

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