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Why Not Languages?

17th January 2019

Nine Year 9 students took part on the Why Not Languages at GCSE and Beyond day at the University of Cambridge. They were given a lot of interesting facts about languages - for example that 75% of the world’s population speaks no English at all and that being bilingual is more common than being monolingual.

Languages are certainly in high demand from employers, not least because they give students excellent transferable skills. Student Ambassadors talked to them about the languages they are studying, their classes, year abroad and how much they enjoy studying at Cambridge. The final part of the visit was spent on a tour of St John’s College which was really impressive.  


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