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Promoting the take-up of languages and student mobility

Languages: Your Passport to Success

Region: 
Wales / Cymru

A group of Modern Languages students recruited as Routes into Languages ambassadors, showed once more on Sunday 14th of April that engaging with the local community can be vital to increase awareness about the importance of learning languages.

In the Languages: your Passport to Success event, school teachers and secondary school students got the chance to hear first-hand the fulfilling experience of two Bangor University language students, Susie Turnbull and Andrew Belisle, that highlighted specially all that they had learned during their year abroad, in countries as diverse as Spain, France and Italy. They were also given information about the effect of languages in careers, by Emma Noakes, as well as details on what learning a language at Bangor University entails.

“All languages are beneficial for all employment opportunities”, said one of the pupils attending “and I see going from one language to another isn’t very hard!”

All those who were present strongly agreed that the event had been an extremely informative and positive experience. They praised such suitable and inspiring presentations, as well as the motivation and engagement of the Student Language Ambassadors.

“Good to see the enthusiasm and confidence of current students and to have the opportunity to ask them questions – thank you!” added one of the guests.