Here’s why language degrees are still important in the UK

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Dr. Jonathan Ervine's France blog

As a language lecturer, I’ve thought a lot about the importance of language degrees following the result of the UK’s Referendum on EU membership. I strongly believe that we still need foreign language skills in this country more than ever, and also the cultural understanding that comes with learning languages, travelling and spending time abroad.

Here are some more specific thoughts about the continued importance of language degrees in the UK:

  1. A good degree in any subject plays a big role in making you employable.
  1. Degrees in modern languages are seen as being highly valuable by employers (in the UK and elsewhere) not just because of the communication skills demonstrated by language graduates, but also because of the soft skills that language graduates possess (cultural awareness, presentation skills, adaptability, and many others…).
  1. If and when Britain formally leaves the EU, language skills are likely to remain important to the UK…

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