Importance of languages to other academic fields
Please scroll through these videos to hear from professionals and academics in different fields and discover why language skills can support study, as well as enhance career prospects.
- Tourism (2 videos)
- Human Geography
- Law (3 videos)
- Art History and academic research
- International Business
You can also hear from a Depute Head Teacher why it is important to equip learners with languages for their futures.
Languages and Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Blair Brown shares the advantages of learning languages in an engineering context.
Dr Blair Brown is Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde.
Kat Brogan share the importance of languages when working in the tourism industry.
Kat Brogan is Managing Director of Mercat Tours
Languages, human geography and cultural studies
Julie Cupples tells us why she couldn't do geographic research without language skills.
Julie Cupples is Professor of Human Geography and Cultural Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She has worked with revolutionary and counter-revolutionary women, politicians and electoral officials, disaster survivors and activists within NGOs in Central America.
Barry Rodger discusses the value of languages for Law graduates
Barry Rodger is Professor in the Law School at the University of Strathclyde.
Languages and Architecture
Johnny Rodger discusses the value of language skills for students studying Architecture.
Johnny Rodger is Professor of Urban Literature at Glasgow School of Art.
Languages and academic research
Elsje Van Kessel shares how languages have enabled her to work in different countries in Europe.
Elsje Van Kessel is a Senior Lecturer in Art History at University of St Andrews
explains how languages strengthen graduates' employability.
Paul Cardwell is a Professor in the Law School at the University of Strathclyde. He has published research looking into how study abroad enhances academic achievement and equips graduates with skills highly valued by employers.
Languages and International Business
Ying Zhang explains how languages strengthen graduates' employability.
Ying Zhang is Programme Director for BA (Hons) in International Business at University of Strathclyde.
Lawrence Durden share how languages are crucial in tourism, from marketing to customer service.
Lawrence Durden is Skills Development Scotland Tourism Industry Manager.
Angela Daly talks about the relevance of languages for law, legal studies and careers after university.
Angela Daly is Senior Lecturer at Strathclyde Law School.
Languages: A positive choice at school
Elizabeth Moore discusses the many benefits for school pupils of learning languages
Elizabeth Moore is Depute Head Teacher at Our Lady's High in Motherwell.