2nd November 2000

 

GET SET FOR A SPANISH FIESTA

 

Hasta la vista baby! The university in Lincoln will be going Spanish-crazy next Wednesday (8th November) in a bid to encourage school pupils to study for a language degree.

 

Over 100 students are expected to attend the Spanish Day at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, where a new Spanish degree major will be on offer from September 2001.

 

“Our Spanish Days are growing in popularity all the time, as is the presence of Spanish in the curriculum at ULH,” said modern languages lecturer Andy Daglish.

 

“Those who attend the day will be able to visit our fantastic language resource centre, brush up their chatting skills with native Spanish speakers and use our IT labs, the Internet and CD-ROMs.

 

“They will also have the opportunity to see how languages are studied in Lincoln. We’re hoping to debunk the myth that languages learning is difficult, boring and unnecessary for people in Britain.”

 

Last week the British Council announced that non-native speakers of English now outnumber native speakers worldwide.

 

“There’s a crisis in language learning at the moment, so anyone who studies a language at university will have a headstart in the job market when they graduate,” said Andy.

 

The Spanish Day at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside runs from 10.30am until 3.30pm.  Places are free but must be booked in advance – call Andy Daglish on 01522 886344.

 

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For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk