Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 222222
Loughborough University

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Languages

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We offer two programmes:

Language Modules –  credit bearing modules open to Undergraduate students from all departments (regulations permitting)

Language Evening Classes – open access classes available to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, University staff and members of the local community (fees applicable)

Valuing languages

Languages play a central role in many aspects of university life.

British companies have vital international connections and, where less than a third of the world’s population understand English, there is a growing demand for UK graduates to be able to communicate in another language and to understand foreign business cultures.

There are also enormous opportunities for graduates with foreign language skills in the fields of political administration, the media and cultural organisations, NGOs and in education. To compete in a global marketplace, UK graduates need to be able to communicate in continental European languages and increasingly in Asian languages like Mandarin Chinese.

A good grounding in at least one modern foreign language will provide students with invaluable transferable skills for the job market – not just fluency in a foreign language but also confidence, independence, flexibility and adaptability.

Graduates who have international experience and an expertise in languages are highly employable because they can demonstrate that they have drive, resilience and intercultural sensitivities, as well as language skills.

Acquiring another language can also help us to understand the subtleties of language-use in general and the need for accuracy in conveying meaning in our own language and in that of others. Language is, after all, the distinguishing feature of human societies. We prosper through communication. We understand better if we can communicate with members of other societies.

Click on the link below to download a guide to maximising your potential using languages, produced by the British Academy.

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Contact Languages

The Language Centre
Herbert Manzoni Building
Room K1.24
Loughborough University
Leicestershire
LE11 3TU, UK‌‌‌‌

Tel: +44 (0)1509 222977

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