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Promoting the take-up of languages and student mobility

Now You’re Talking

This engaging and motivating DVD was produced by the lead institution of the Yorkshire and Humber consortium for Routes into Languages, The University of Hull, in collaboration with the Regional Language Network Yorkshire & Humber (RLNYH). It aims to raise awareness of the importance of studying a language in today’s competitive environment, as many employers argue that languages are key to successful business activities in today’s global economy.

The DVD consists of a range of interviews with business leaders and employees in the Yorkshire & The Humber region such as the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Camira Fabrics and Howden-based translation company, Language is Everything. It also includes interviews with young people from GCSE to A Level, as well as overseas and native University students. They all give their honest opinions about how languages have helped them, or will help their future careers and they enthuse with positive messages throughout.


We believe this is an invaluable resource for schools, especially language departments, and we hope that it will be used in lessons, as well as during parents’ and options evenings and even on loop in the foyer of school reception areas.


                           Click here to view the Now You're Talking DVD


Now You're Talking DVD index

Chapter 1-- Introduction

Chapter 2 -- Languages in Sport

Chapter 3 -- Languages in Public Services

Chapter 4 -- Language Taster Days

Chapter 5 -- Overseas Student Experiences

Chapter 6 -- Business Language Champion: Cummins Turbo Technologies

Chapter 7 -- Business Language Champion: Novotel, Leeds

Chapter 8 -- Business Language Champion: Directions Finningley

Chapter 9 -- Business Language Champion: Camira Fabrics

Chapter 10 -- Business Language Champion: Marshalls Plc

Chapter 11 -- Business Language Champion: Language Is Everything

Chapter 12 -- Business Language Champion: The European Marketing Agency

Chapter 13 -- Languages and Media

Chapter 14 -- The Last Word

Chapter 15 -- End titles


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