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  • 1. Continuing languages in Higher Education
    T.MacKinnon
    Senior tutor (Business/e-learning)
    The Language Centre
    The Language Centre, University of Warwick
  • 2. Languages network in the UK
    H.E. subject centre:
    Languages:
    skills, society, culture, literature, politics
    Linguistics
    study of how language is used and acquired
    Area studies
    may include language study
    The Language Centre, University of Warwick
  • 3. Delivery:
    Language Department/Faculty
    Progression usually post A2 level
    Year abroad
    Language Centre
    Progression from your starting point
    Range of languages
    Contributes credit to your degree
    The Language Centre, University of Warwick
  • 4. The Language Centre, University of Warwick
    GCSE entries by language, 1994-2010
  • 5. The Language Centre, University of Warwick
    Languages as first degree: HESA
  • 6. The Language Centre, University of Warwick
    Postgraduate language studies: HESA
  • 7. The Language Centre, University of Warwick
    Joint honours degrees:
    …and : half of a degree
    …with : a third of a degree
    (not in degree title): 1/6 or ¼ of each year
  • 8. The Language Centre, University of Warwick
    Joint honours degreese.g. …and ******ish”, …with *****ish”Modules for credits (not in degree title)normally taken as part of an undergraduate degree courseNon-credit coursesProgrammes of language courses for students and the local communityIndependent LearningSelf-access suite in language centre
  • 9. The Language Centre, University of Warwick
  • 10. Careers?
    The Language Centre, University of Warwick
    Forensic linguistics – human resources – designers - engineers – interpreters – translators – teachers – public relations – politics- procurement – security – espionage – advertising – hospitality – diplomacy …………
  • 11. Global business
    The Language Centre, University of Warwick
  • 12. Why carry on…
    Employability
    Broaden your horizons
    Increase your choices
    Create the future
    The Language Centre, University of Warwick
    “The limits of my language are the limits of my world” Wittgenstein