L@L A programme of language courses for non-specialists, it offers you the chance to learn another language, even if you’ve never done so before, or if you did not like it at school!
MYTH:EVERYONE SPEAKS ENGLISH: WE DO NOT NEED TO LEARN OTHER LANGUAGES
Only 6% of the global population are native speakers of English 75% speak no English at all In less than 20 years, most Internet material will be in Chinese, not English There are already more blogs in Japanese than in English Other European countries aim to be able to work in 3 languages FACTS
60% + of British trade is with non-English speaking countries Clients speaking English prefer using their native language when doing business British business has the poorest language skills in Europe (bottom out of 39 industrialised countries)
British businesses lose £millions every year because they can’t speak their client’s language –usually without realising it Languages and Business in the UK
Enhance your career prospects Stand out in a tough job market Achieve higher earnings More interesting work comes your way Develop your transferable skills and personal development Introduce cultural elements to your learning experience EU institutions want to recruit more British officials; at present UK staff are under-represented So why learn a language?
L@L Languages: Arabic Italian Chinese (Mandarin) Japanese Dutch Polish French Portuguese German Russian Greek Spanish
Languages are taught at all levels From complete beginners to post A Level Over 1,300 students study a language with us The idea is that students should be able to work with their language Every language is valued as an asset We would like to see every Leicester graduate qualified in a 2nd language Languages in L@L
Language learning is based on communication 1 class per week for 20 weeks 4 skills: speaking, listening, reading ,writing Target Language Not just about grammar and vocabulary: cultural understanding Students enjoy learning a language with us How are languages taught at Leicester?
See www.le.ac.uk/ml/lal for further details, including a downloadable registration form.