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Modern Languages French A level at Lowestoft Sixth Form College

Course description

Did you know that people who study languages have some of the lowest unemployment rates in the country? In other words, people who can speak more than one language are in very high demand by employers. The study of a modern language at A Level will, quite simply, allow you to be able to speak, write, read and understand your chosen language at a high level. In addition, you will explore the societies, cultures and current affairs of the countries where your chosen languages are spoken.

A modern language at A level combines well with many courses of study – sciences, English, history and mathematics, for example, and a modern language is well considered by universities.

Course content

All modern language courses involve:

  • Language skills (writing, speaking, reading and listening)
  • The study of a country's culture such as festivals and arts
  • The study of history, politics and current affairs
  • Contemporary issues such as youth culture, health and fitness, education and employment
  • Conversation classes with native speakers of the language

Entry requirements

You will need to meet the standard college entry criteria for AS/A2 courses.

Future opportunities

Languages can be studied on their own for careers such as translating, interpreting and teaching. Studying a language is also extremely useful if you want to work in business, marketing, journalism, law or any career demanding good communication.

You will find that being able to speak another language will give you the edge when applying for jobs as most companies have contact offices abroad. You can combine a modern language with almost any other degree course.

Further information

Students of all modern language courses will have access to excellent facilities, including the latest recording, editing and listening technology to allow you to practise the language(s) you choose to study. In addition, there will be a wide range of up-to-date newspapers, magazines and recordings for you to use.

There will be opportunities to visit the countries where your language is spoken, including residential trips, exchanges and twinning projects with schools/colleges in other parts of the world. You will also be given the opportunity to practise your conversation skills with native speakers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lowestoft Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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