27th June 2006




With World Cup 2006 fever upon us there’s never been a better time to brush up on your German, French or Spanish or learn a new language altogether.


Since the start of the competition in Germany the University of Lincoln has received a record amount of enquiries about the part-time language courses starting in September.


The university’s Languages Centre is offering daytime classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced level in Spanish, French and German.


There are two series of classes each year starting in September and February, each lasting 12 weeks.  The courses are made up of weekly two-hour sessions scheduled at regular times through the week.


The cost per course is £60 which includes a certificate of achievement presented to students on successful completion of the course.


According to European Languages Co-ordinator Ian Scott, as well as being useful for conversing with fellow football fans, language skills are currently in high demand in the workplace.


“Studies show that people with more than one language are more attractive to employers,” said Ian. “You don't have to be an expert linguist, but the ability to communicate with speakers of other languages puts you above the rest. You also increase the possibility of working and living abroad.


“Even if you are not currently studying at the University of Lincoln for a degree or looking to start a new career working with a European business, learning a language can increase your confidence and give you a great hobby.”


For more details about the language courses at the University of Lincoln please contact Ian Scott on 01522 886375 or Andy Daglish on 01522 886344.


For more information contact:

Kate Strawson Press Officer  

(01522) 886244 kstrawson@lincoln.ac.uk

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