Each Foundation Year is an integral part of a specific degree; the content is tailored to prepare you for your chosen degree so that you start Year 1 of your course with confidence. Once you have successfully passed your Foundation Year you will progress directly onto Year 1 of your linked honours degree. Proficiency in modern languages will give you the competitive edge in the global jobs market. In both the private and public sectors, there is demand for professionals with strong language skills who can work in culturally diverse environments. If you are studying languages, we offer a range of them, some of which you can start as a complete beginner, and you will have the opportunity to learn from native speakers. This course places language learning within the wider context of Spanish Studies including culture, society, literature, film, and history. The language units emphasise communicating effectively and developing transferable skills such as translating, interpreting and interview techniques, with practical language classes embracing speaking, listening, reading and writing. Minor languages available: French, Modern Standard Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese and Urdu.