The Spanish BA Honours degree will provide you with real understanding of modern Spain and the Hispanic world including recent social, political, business and cultural developments. If you choose this course you will benefit from: A year studying or working in a Spanish-speaking country, which provides you with an international experience that many businesses are looking for when employing a graduate; You will have the opportunity study alongside students from Spain who are doing a placement in our department; Use of modern technologies, such as busuu.com and Livemocha, to maintain links with native speakers of the language that you are studying; Topics in Spanish culture and society that give you specific applied language skills which will be relevant to the workplace; Links with companies in Spain including Kuoni Destination Management Madrid (event management), Contemporary Art Centre (Malaga), AIM Spain S.L. (events and tourism), Grupo Antolin Irausa S.A. (automotive), Casamona International S.L. (real estate) and others; For students who combine Teaching English as a Foreign Language with Spanish, the opportunity to obtain the certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), as an integral part of the course. The CELTA is awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge, and is recognised throughout the world as the basic-level qualification for English language teachers; The opportunity to gain valuable work experience by mentoring pupils and shadowing Spanish teachers.