On Wednesday 3rd February 2016 over 50 year 10 and 12 students went on a Careers with Languages visit held at the Anglia Ruskin University and run by Routes Into Languages East.
On Wednesday 3rd February 2016 over 50 year 10 and 12 students went on a Careers with Languages visit held at the Anglia Ruskin University and run by Routes Into Languages East, a fantastic organisation who arrange many language events throughout the year.
It was an excellent evening with a range of interesting talks given by linguists from a wide range of fields: the EU Commission, the British Council, GCHQ, British Trade and Commerce, Booking.com to name but a few. Here are some reports from students who attended:
Imogen-Haylett James and Megan Cooper
When we went to the careers event in Cambridge on Wednesday 3rd February we learnt an awful lot about how having a language helps to get a better job. It was also very interesting to meet other people who have experienced or have a job to do with languages.We also found that the food was delicious.
On the 3rd February, me and 51 other students went to attend a languages conference at Anglia Ruskin university, Cambridge.Many influential people spoke; a member of the Eu Commission, the founder of the company 'Third Year Abroad', an employee from GCHQ and a few more.We had a 4 hour long lecture, then we went outside to eat some Dominos.The trip was an all-round success. I learnt a lot about going on a year abroad and how beneficial it would be for me.And also how it can help improve my language skills further.I enjoyed listening to each speaker as they were telling us about their jobs.I found it very interesting. Best bit was still the pizza though!
Very enjoyable and extremely useful.It encouraged me to work harder with Languages and to do lots of research.It is important to not just learn the language but also the culture.It made me understand how important languages is for my job.