I want to study languages
Why study languages?
Studying languages opens up a whole new world of opportunities.
Learning languages in today's globalising world is more important than ever. Contrary to popular belief globalisation does not mean that everybody now speaks English.
- 75% of the world's population don't speak any English
- Fewer than 40% of EU citizens claim that they can hold a conversation in English
Organisations and businesses today are becoming more and more international in scope and as a result language skills are in high demand.
On a personal level too, by speaking a language other than English, a whole new world of global friendships, travel and culture is open to you!
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Study options in the UK
You can learn languages throughout your educational and working life. At secondary school, college and university there are a wide range of options available for young people, and languages can be studied in various ways.
A wide choice of languages is available to study at GCSE and A-level. Ask at your local school or college to see what languages they offer.
An increasing number of schools and colleges also offer alternative qualifications to GCSE and A/AS levels, such as NVQs, which have more of a vocational or business focus, and Asset Languages,which is aimed at all ages and abilities.
- 74% of UK employers want to employ people with conversational skills in a foreign language.
For more tips and advice on what to study and where, see: http://www.studyinglanguages.ac.uk/
The European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme encompasses four sub-programmes which fund projects at different levels of education and training: