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Issp 24th nov 2010

  1. 1. Continuing languages in Higher Education T.MacKinnon Senior tutor (Business/e-learning) The Language Centre The Language Centre, University of Warwick
  2. 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. 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. 4. The Language Centre, University of Warwick GCSE entries by language, 1994-2010
  5. 5. The Language Centre, University of Warwick 2002/3 2003/4 2004/5 2005/6 2006/7 2007/8 %change African studies 125 135 140 145 140 140 11.9% Celtic studies 985 930 915 945 935 870 -11.9% Chinese studies 505 510 550 570 630 690 36.1% French studies 8,265 7,820 7,665 7,725 7,755 8,005 -3.2% German studies 3,330 3,200 3,075 2,965 2,980 3,105 -6.9% Italian studies 1,670 1,575 1,505 1,420 1,360 1,320 -21.0% Japanese studies 490 510 585 630 675 700 43.3% Modern Middle Eastern studies 675 745 780 710 705 710 5.2% Portuguese studies 295 305 310 325 335 305 4.1% Russian & East European studies 950 920 935 920 910 890 -6.0% Scandinavian studies 145 145 155 135 120 70 -53.1% South Asian studies 270 270 280 280 235 225 -17.0% Spanish studies 4,510 4,475 4,630 4,725 4,840 5,100 13.1% Translation studies 100 130 145 130 125 185 90.8% Translation theory 35 15 15 20 25 5 -81.8% Other Asian studies 15 15 35 45 60 65 300.0% Others in Eastern, Asiatic, African and Australasian studies 1,180 1,160 1,135 1,135 1,235 295 -74.8% Others in European languages, literature & related subjects 5,855 5,055 4,775 4,880 4,710 4,315 -26.3% Bal com - Language & Related Disciplines 125 0 0 0 0 0 -100.0% Broadly-based programmes within languages 0 110 25 85 75 915 - European studies 0 0 0 0 0 415 - Total 1 29,530 28,020 27,655 27,790 27,830 28,330 -4.1% Languages as first degree: HESA
  6. 6. The Language Centre, University of Warwick 2002/3 2003/4 2004/5 2005/6 2006/7 2007/8 %change African studies 55 90 80 85 95 105 90.5% Celtic studies 235 245 220 205 215 235 1.1% Chinese studies 140 165 185 210 235 265 91.3% French studies 400 395 335 290 320 340 -16.0% German studies 255 230 225 210 210 200 -22.0% Italian studies 135 135 125 130 150 120 -8.6% Japanese studies 240 195 190 175 155 160 -33.9% Modern Middle Eastern studies 410 405 435 440 500 445 8.4% Portuguese studies 20 30 20 20 25 20 4.5% Russian & East European studies 255 270 245 245 330 295 14.8% Scandinavian studies 15 15 20 15 15 20 12.5% South Asian studies 160 105 90 80 75 80 -48.4% Spanish studies 240 205 215 225 265 305 26.8% Translation studies 855 1,130 1,110 1,180 925 1,355 58.6% Translation theory 15 15 25 40 55 55 252.1% Other Asian studies 40 120 120 125 135 85 108.5% Others in Eastern, Asiatic, African and Australasian studies 220 240 255 170 160 175 -18.9% Others in European languages, literature & related subjects 1,045 1,150 1,210 1,185 1,135 1,180 12.8% Broadly-based programmes within languages 0 0 0 30 35 55 - European studies 0 0 0 0 0 100 - Total 4,735 5,135 5,100 5,060 5,035 5,595 18.2% Postgraduate language studies: HESA
  7. 7. The Language Centre, University of Warwick …and : half of a degree …with : a third of a degree (not in degree title): 1/6 or ¼ of each year Joint honours degrees:
  8. 8. The Language Centre, University of Warwick Joint honours degrees e.g. …and ******ish”, …with *****ish” Modules for credits (not in degree title) normally taken as part of an undergraduate degree course Non-credit courses Programmes of language courses for students and the local community Independent Learning Self-access suite in language centre
  9. 9. The Language Centre, University of Warwick
  10. 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. 11. Global business The Language Centre, University of Warwick
  12. 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

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