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Read about successful people in the business and sporting worlds and find out why they consider that learning a language is really important.
SCILT have pulled together the most recent research supporting language skills in Business.
Listen to university students discussing their experience of language learning.
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Listen to an audio presentation from students who have studied Spanish alongside other subjects as part of their degree courses via the link below:
The following Open University video addresses the question 'should you add a language to your degree?’ Interviewees talk about their experiences and the impact language skills have had in their lives and careers, along with the value employers have placed on these skills.
Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, based at Southampton University.
Making the case: why students need to study languages
Why it is so important for students to study languages at all levels. List of articles and useful links. From ALL.
Brings together some 290 Language Centres, Departments, Institutes, Faculties or Schools in Higher Education whose main responsibility is the teaching of language. Its members have several thousand academic, administrative and technical staff, and some 25
Studying Languages at University
University of East Anglia has made some videos about studying languages at university available on YouTube.
Studying languages at university
Language specific student advice. The content of the site is written by current undergraduates to provide straightforward and relevant information about studying languages, linguistics and cultural studies at university. It is aimed at undergraduate and p
Opportunities for language learning: a guide for students and parents
This guide for pupils, teachers and parents outlines the range of language learning opportunities available at universities for specialist and non-specialist language learners.
The Ambassadors - DVD (Routes Into Languages Resources)
This film is for parents, pupils and teachers and gives a truthful insight into becoming a language student at university.
University Council of Modern Languages (UCML)
UCML is the national organisation which represents the interests of modern languages, linguistics and cultural and area studies in higher education throughout the United Kingdom, and works with corresponding bodies in other countries.
Routes Into Languages
Routes into Languages is a consortium of universities working together with schools and colleges in England and Wales, to enthuse and encourage people to study languages
Routes into Languages Cymru have developed resources which can be downloaded from their website:
Scroll down the Careers Advice page of the Routes Cymru website.
The European Commission has teamed up with ThirdYearAbroad.com to interview UK language graduates and discover how their language skills have benefitted their careers.
The University of Edinburgh alumni are spread all over the globe. Here, they spotlight five recent graduates who have been making an impact thanks to their study of languages.
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