Modern Foreign Languages

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Why study a Modern Foreign Language

Effective communication is the key to peace, prosperity and success.  In today’s world we have to interact on a global scale.  Governments, industries and communities all have to converse in foreign languages and they all need linguists.

An understanding of a foreign language further develops communication skills and openness to the world.

We believe that it is important for everyone to learn a language and experience the riches that other cultures have to offer.

LANGUAGE FACTS

  • Languages have existed since about 100,000 BC, and there are now around 6000 languages spoken in the world
  • Only 6% of the world’s population speak English as a first language
  • 75% of the world’s population don’t speak any English at all

Employers value language skills

  • Research has shown that using language skills in business opens the door to a wide range of economic, social and personal benefits
  • 74% of employers are looking to employ people with conversational language skills
  • Customers addressed in their mother tongue are much more likely to do business with you
  • Studying a foreign language improves your oral and written skills in English too, and also helps develop key communication skills that are crucial in the workplace.