**French** - French courses at Manchester give a firm grounding in French language and the chance to explore French culture, linguistics, film, art, history and literature. They equip students with the skills needed to thrive in French-speaking environments. - Students are trained in modern spoken and written French by following a high-level core language course. From Year One, students discover how the language really works by learning about its morphology, syntax, phonology and phonetics. - Students develop their language skills by working with oral and written French texts and engaging in discussions in French (most of this language instruction takes place in French and is predominantly taught by native speakers). - Core language courses at all levels of study are complemented by a variety of other Francophone-related topic areas and by a period spent in a French-speaking country, such as at our popular university exchange partners in Brussels, Geneva, Lyon, Martinique, Paris, La Réunion and Quebec. Our students also teach English in schools across the world as part of the British Council's assistantship scheme, and many complete work placements across Europe, Africa and North America. - Students may also take a set of broad-based content courses that provide essential grounding in key areas of French and Francophone culture (especially visual studies), society, linguistics, history and literature. Some of the content teaching on these courses is in English, so that students can focus fully on the new concepts introduced to them and can hone not only their French language skills, but also their expression and accuracy in English: key transferable skills for the workplace following graduation. - Independent, monitored self-study reinforces students' knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. **German** - Gives students a solid grounding in German language and the opportunity to explore in depth German culture, linguistics, history and literature. Equips students with the skills and expertise needed to thrive in German-speaking environments. - Core German language courses are complemented by a variety of other subject areas, including linguistics, and a wide range of cultural and historical units that use German-language sources to improve your core language competence, as well as your wider knowledge of German-speaking countries. - Core language courses at all levels of study are complemented by a variety of other German-related topic areas and by time spent in a German-speaking country. - Independent, monitored self-study reinforces students' knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.