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Learn another Language

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Learn another Language

  1. 1. L@L<br />Learn another language alongside your studies<br />
  2. 2. L@L<br />A programme of language courses for <br />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!<br />
  3. 3. MYTH:EVERYONE SPEAKS ENGLISH: WE DO NOT NEED TO LEARN OTHER LANGUAGES<br />
  4. 4. Only 6% of the global population are native speakers of English<br />75% speak no English at all<br />In less than 20 years, most Internet material will be in Chinese, not English<br />There are already more blogs in Japanese than in English<br />Other European countries aim to be able to work in 3 languages<br />FACTS<br />
  5. 5. 60% + of British trade is with non-English speaking countries  <br />Clients speaking English prefer using their native language when doing business<br /> British business has the poorest language skills in Europe (bottom out of 39 industrialised countries) <br /> <br />British businesses lose £millions every year because they can’t speak their client’s language –usually without realising it<br />Languages and Business in the UK<br />
  6. 6. Enhance your career prospects<br />Stand out in a tough job market<br />Achieve higher earnings<br />More interesting work comes your way<br />Develop your transferable skills and personal development<br />Introduce cultural elements to your learning experience<br />EU institutions want to recruit more British officials; at present UK staff are under-represented <br />So why learn a language?<br />
  7. 7. L@L<br />Languages:<br />Arabic Italian<br />Chinese (Mandarin) Japanese Dutch Polish<br />French Portuguese<br />German Russian<br />Greek Spanish<br /> <br />
  8. 8. Languages are taught at all levels<br />From complete beginners to post A Level <br />Over 1,300 students study a language with us<br />The idea is that students should be able to work with their language <br />Every language is valued as an asset<br />We would like to see every Leicester graduate qualified in a 2nd language <br />Languages in L@L<br />
  9. 9. Language learning is based on communication <br />1 class per week for 20 weeks<br />4 skills: speaking, listening, reading ,writing<br />Target Language<br />Not just about grammar and vocabulary: cultural understanding<br />Students enjoy learning a language with us<br />How are languages taught at Leicester?<br />
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  11. 11. See <br />www.le.ac.uk/ml/lal <br /> for further details, including a downloadable registration form.<br />
  12. 12. lalenquiries@le.ac.uk<br />

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