Purpose

Why language development

The aim of language development is to give you the ability to understand and use your chosen language in context. It should be challenging, enjoyable and relevant.

The language course you choose may be linked to your career-related study and will also explore the culture behind the language, giving you an international perspective.

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It is much more than just a traditional language course. Fundamentally, language development should give you the skills and understanding to communicate in places where the language is spoken, enabling you to engage directly with more people in our increasingly globalised world.

You will acquire language skills in four key areas:

  • oral communication

  • visual interpretation

  • reading comprehension

  • writing

In these key areas you will develop abilities to communicate appropriately, accurately and effectively. You will look at a range of cultural contexts and communicate for a variety of different purposes.