As a student studying French, German or Spanish you’ll have the very best facilities at your fingertips including interactive language software, a language laboratory, a private study area with PCs and a fantastic virtual learning environment (VLE). As well as offering greater opportunities to work and study abroad, learning languages encourages you to meet people from different countries and cultures, develop excellent communication skills and be confident in public.
What will I study?
Whether you are learning French, German or Spanish the Sir John Deane’s Modern Languages Department is a great place to study.
All three languages offer a variety of topics including,: family, modern technology, regional culture and heritage, cinema, music and literature.
Throughout your chosen course you will get the chance to improve your reading, writing, translating and listening skills and will use the digital language laboratory, as well as take part in conversation classes. Assessment is through written examination as well as oral tests.
On Wednesdays, you will be given the opportunity to join an enrichment course in Italian or Chinese.
In March 2017 we ran a highly successful study visit to Berlin and another visit is planned for 2019. Students also have the opportunity to take part in work experience schemes in France, Germany and Spain where they can improve their linguistic skills and sample the food and general culture first hand.
You may have the chance to take part in a conference at a local university or visit Manchester for foreign language taster sessions in film and culture.
Where might it lead?
Language graduates are the third most employable after doctors and lawyers. It goes without saying that you will be able to work in a multinational company or even abroad with your language skills. A large number of universities encourage students to continue their language studies alongside their main discipline. You will be in a stronger position to get a job in companies with international links and also find it easier to learn other languages later in life.