The University offers an employability service to all students.
The content of this module is strongly linked to the real life situations. Some of the course materials (such as news analysis) allowed me to practice on academic language skills.
Languages are an essential tool to compete in a global job market, and to succeed in the workplace. Employers are increasingly aware of the benefits that language skills bring to their companies, which explains why languages have become so extremely popular among our students.
Languages are also an essential tool for the economic development of our country. Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, German, Portuguese, Italian, Russian and Japanese are amongst the most important languages that will contribute to the future prosperity of the UK, as advised by the British Council.
A high proportion of our language students walk straight into good jobs once they graduate. Language students are more attractive to employers than others thanks to the wide range of transferable skills they obtain from learning a language. Studying a language strengthens your written and oral communication competence, your organisational skills, your aptitude in analysing and synthesising information, your ability to contribute to discussions and suggest ideas, and your understanding of other countries and cultures in a global world.
Here are some testimonials from our former students:
I really liked the topics about negotiations and Import/Export because I would like to work in an international firm. I think these aspects are very important in the workplace.
I also found the content most valuable as it broadened my knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world.
The conversational aspect of the classes. It allowed me to practice as close as possible the potential conversational situations I'd face out in Spain.