Some 350 Year 11 and sixth form students will mark International Day of Languages on Wed 26 September by attending 'Languages at Work', an enterprise and work-related learning event at Hove Park School.
The event, organised by the Brighton & Hove Education Business Partnership, is supported by several employers and agencies who have international links, and whose employees use foreign languages in everyday business.
Students will have the opportunity to attend a ‘market-place’ in the Main Hall to get information on developing and extending their foreign language skills. There will also be several workshops giving students a flavour of using languages for work.
Therese Cole of the city’s Education Business Partnership says: “Languages become optional as students approach their GCSEs. We believe working with mployers and relevant agencies to raise awareness of the benefits of learning other languages is key to increasing the number of young people continuing to develop language skills.”
Employers attending on the day include Europ Assistance, Sussex Language Centre, Cactus Languages, UK Trade & Investment, the Army, Mott McDonald Engineering, and Rosario Guarneri from the Arrogant Frog restaurant in Hove.
The day will also feature a foreign language quiz, with prizes including CD vouchers and lunch for two at the Arrogant Frog restaurant.
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