The globalisation of trade has given rise to an increasingly competitive and complex job market. Research shows that with the country facing a languages shortfall, linguistic competence, even at an elementary level, is valued in many sectors of employment.
Year-long accredited language electives are available to students at beginner and intermediate level in both French and Spanish. With their strong practical orientation, these modules develop skills both linguistic and intercultural, thereby providing a grounding in how to operate abroad in a select range of social and business settings
In addition, Plymouth, with its regular ferry services to France and Spain, is ideally located to facilitate travel abroad.