8th May 2000




New degree options in Spanish and Modern Languages will give a cosmopolitan flavour to the courses on offer at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.


New for September 2000 at the Lincoln campus are Spanish Major and Modern Languages Major, both of which can now be studied in tandem with Media Production, Journalism, International Relations, Tourism and Management.


The Spanish Major features both a language and a culture component. Students at ULH can take up Spanish post-A-level or start off as a beginner, while the cultural units are taught in English and focus on the rich and varied legacy of Hispanic art, music and history.


Students opting for Modern Languages choose two languages from French, German and Spanish.


“Knowledge of a second or third language is increasingly important, particularly when it comes to looking for a job,” said Spanish lecturer Andy Daglish. “Over half of the world is tri-lingual, and nowadays if English is your only language you’re in a minority on the planet.


“Spanish is one of the fastest-growing languages in the world, spoken by one-fifth of people in the United States as a first language,” he added.


The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside offers small class sizes and an ever-growing resource base, including satellite TV channels, CD-ROM and the Internet. “But the best resource we have in Lincoln is the host of Spanish and Latin American students who are anxious to share their mother tongue with others.”


For more information on the Spanish and Modern Languages Majors contact Andy Daglish on 01522 886344 or email adaglish@lincoln.ac.uk


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Note: major subjects at ULH can be studied only as part of a joint degree and not as single honours.


For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (tel: 01522 886042)