Dr. Janice Carruthers, Head of the School of Modern Languages and Professor of French at Queen’s University of Belfast, talked to Form V and LVI pupils on Tuesday 24th September about the importance of language learning and having a language qualification for the world of work. Dr. Carruthers underlined the career advantages that might come to students from having a language component in their career profile. She highlighted the fact that many employers were now actively seeking both the direct and indirect skills that modern language learning brings. She also summarised the various degree courses available to linguists and outlined the numerous career paths that can be pursued with a modern foreign language as a major or minor component of a degree.
Modern Language Study Skills Talk
Kelly-Anne Rainey, past pupil, now reading French and Spanish at university took some time out of her schedule to return to school to speak to our current LVI pupils about the study skills needed in order to be successful at AS/A2 level Languages. Students had time to ask her questions about the demands of learning a language at this level and picked up some very useful tips for study and examination success.
The MFL Department would like to thank Kelly-Anne and all those past pupils who return each year to inspire and encourage those who are facing public examinations.