What will I be studying?
You will develop your abilities in listening, speaking, reading and writing in the target language for the purposes of practical, everyday communication and you will broaden your knowledge of the grammar. Topics covered in AS include Media, Popular Culture, Healthy Living, Family and Relationships and Education. In the second year of the course particularly you will begin to learn in more detail about the culture and way of life of the country. A2 topics include the Environment, Multicultural society and Social issues.
What does this subject involve?
All of our language courses emphasise a practical, hands-on approach to language-learning and we use a wide range of teaching materials including interactive resources, authentic materials, newspaper articles, internet, videos and audio recordings. Students meet weekly with one of our French assistant. The schools multimedia suite is available for one lesson per week and for self-access listening practice.
What skills and qualities will I need?
Have at least a grade B GCSE in the language
Be hard-working and well-motivated
Enjoy meeting challenges
Be prepared to spend some time each week learning new vo
One or more languages may be studied with any other combination of subjects. Universities now offer a wide range of courses in which the study of a modern language is combined with, for example, law, business and management studies, information and media studies, sciences and engineering, to name but a few.
'A huge range of career options is open to you, both in the UK and internationally. Over 40% of graduate jobs do not require a specific degree.Whats more important is the ability to communicate well and the flexibility to cope with new challenges. With a degree in languages, you are well placed to take jobs in communicative fields like advertising, the media or public relations. Nationally, language graduates perform very well in the job market.' (Manchester University School of Modern Languages)