Modern Foreign Languages
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.
- 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.