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LANGUAGE LECTURE BITES Studying a language at university. Studying a Language at University. 1. Why study a Language? 2. Why study SPANISH? 3 How you can study a Language at University 4. What kinds of topics you can study? 5 . Study abroad as part of your course

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LANGUAGE LECTURE BITES

Studying a language at university

studying a language at university
Studying a Language at University

1. Why study a Language?

2. Why study SPANISH?

3 How you can study a Language at University

4. What kinds of topics you can study?

5. Study abroad as part of your course

6. Jobs for Graduates with Languages

why study a language
Why study a Language?

1. To be able to understand and communicate on a deeper level with people from different countries (lots of people speak some English but many do not speak very well)

2. To improve your job prospects (you will learn lots of useful skills, e.g. how to make presentations)

3. To travel (and reach more remote places)

4. To work abroad (maybe for an international company or organisation)

why study spanish i
Why Study Spanish (i)?

1. Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. It is spoken by 400 million people in many countries including:

Spain

Most of Latin America

Parts of the USA, eg. California, Florida

why study spanish ii
Why study Spanish (ii)?
  • Spanish has the same roots as a number of other European languages for example French, Italian or Portuguese. If you know any of these you will already understand how the language is structured
  • You will be surprised to find out how many words you already know e.g. cafeteria, siesta, mosquito, tomato and chocolate
why study spanish iii
Why study Spanish (iii)
  • Some interesting places to visit and practise your Spanish which are not too far away, for example Madrid, Seville and the Mediterranean coastline (Costa del Sol)
  • Some interesting long haul places too such as Argentina, Mexico and Cuba
how can i study a language at university i
How can I study a language at University (i)?

1.ONElanguage in depth, e.g. Spanish,

French, Italian

2.TWOlanguages:

joint: Spanish and French

major/minor: Spanish with French

French with Spanish

how can i study a language at university ii
How can I study a language at University (ii)?

3. You can take Language moduleson your course to make it more international eg. pathwaysthrough degree courses such as: Business Studies with Spanish or French,

Hotel and Tourism with Spanish or French, Law with Spanish or French (you might also study the different legal systems)

how can i study a language at university iii
How can I study a language at University (iii)?

4. On some courses you may be able to choose a language module as an option :

For example on courses such as:

Media studies, Journalism, Economics, Politics, Education, Environmental Studies

what topics would i study on my language modules
What topics would I study on my language modules?

Some examples of Spanish topics:

Literature: Twentieth century women writers

Latin American novelists

Language: The history of the Spanish language

(in Spain and Latin America)

Business: The Spanish business environment

Media/Cultural Studies: Hispanic Identities

study abroad i at a partner university
Study Abroad(i) At a partner University
  • British Universities have partner universities all over the world.
  • On many courses you will be able to study abroad for one yearor one semester

You earn credits for the modules you take and

they are fully recognised by your home

University

study abroad ii funding
Study Abroad (ii)Funding
  • Students who attend a University in the European Union are entitled to a small grant from the European ERASMUS programme
  • This is currently about 240 Euros per month (approximately £200.00) and helps with travel and accommodation costs. This is a “gift”. You do not have to pay it back
study abroad iii work placements
Study Abroad (iii)Work placements
  • On some courses you can do a work placement for all or part of the time you are abroad. This improves your spoken and written language and gives you valuable work experience
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Project Manager with fluent French

Date posted : 11 February 2011

Salary: £45,000-£60,000 per annum + bonus

Start date: a.s.a.p.

Location: Surrey

Sector: IT

Type: Permanent

Language: French

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Conference Producer with French, Spanish, Turkish or Arabic

Date posted : 9 February 2011

Salary: £25,000-£30,000 per annum

Start date: a.s.a.p.

Location: London

Sector: Sales and Marketing

Type: Permanent

Language: French, Spanish – Catalan/Basque, Arabic, Turkish

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Country Manager - Spain

Date posted : 4 February 2011

Salary: £40,000-£50,000 per annum + bonus

Start date: Immediate

Location: City of London

Sector: Sales and Marketing

Type: Permanent

Language: Spanish – Catalan/Basque

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Demand Planner/Supply Chain- Italian/French/Spanish

Date posted : 8 February 2011

Salary: £30,000-£37,000 per annum + bonus + benefits

Start date: asap

Location: Berkshire

Sector: Secretarial and Admin

Type: Permanent

Language: French, Italian, Spanish – Catalan/Basque

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Bilingual French and Spanish Business Development executive

Date posted : 14 February 2011

Salary: €35,000- € 50,000 per annum + OTE Start date: a.s.a.p.

Location: Republic of Ireland

Type: Permanent

Language: French, Spanish