Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures.

A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.

Studying languages could lead to the following careers/job roles:

  • Translator
  • Interpreter 
  • Flight Crew
  • Lawyer
  • International Marketing 
  • MFL teacher/languages assistant 
  • Ambassador 
  • Civil Servant 
  • YouTuber
  • Media

Further Reading/Support:

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Additional Advice:

To work in this area, both university courses and apprenticeships or on the job training are equally as useful.  Living in the country of the language you are studying, whilst studying is key, in order to familiarise yourself with the cultures and traditions of the country.