Develop the tourism and language skills needed to take advantage of a growing demand for graduates with language expertise in the tourism industry. You prepare for a career in international tourism, where speaking more than one language is an important skill in a wide range of roles. You study two languages consisting of German with another foreign language. You can choose your additional language from • French • Spanish • Italian. Italian is offered at beginner level only. Your non-language modules studied abroad will cover tourism topics, such as management in a global context. The tourism content of the course enables you to develop your knowledge of tourism as a global business and to understand the issues of sustainability and other contemporary challenges facing the industry. **Facilities** Use the latest methods to quickly increase your language fluency in modern facilities designated for language students. These include high-tech multimedia digital language laboratories and computer facilities, as well as social areas for informal learning. **Support** We encourage a strong student community across our language courses. This includes a peer mentoring programme and tandem language practice with native speaking language assistants. This improves your conversation skills and helps you get to know other students on your course. **Overseas placements** As part of your course, you spend 12 months on placement in an organisation based in a German-speaking country plus a further six months at one of our partner universities in the country of your additional language. Your placement is a great opportunity to gain valuable international business experience. It helps you develop your skills and language ability, and significantly enhances your employability. You can apply for placements with international companies such as Bosch or Siemens, Germany or within tourism offices, tourist information and international visitor services. If you study abroad, or do your work placement, in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus programme.