In today’s globalized world, graduates of modern language degrees are in demand in a wide range of employment sectors. These include roles in which multilingualism is essential, such as interpreting, translation and international politics. But of course there are also many other roles in which speaking an additional language is an asset; this applies to many fields of business and industry.
Most modern language courses also require students to develop their understanding of the country (or countries) in which that language is used, and the culture both past and present of these regions.
This can mean studying literary texts, films, history, politics and media, and usually also means spending time studying or working in a country where your language of choice is spoken.
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