Students on the BA (Hons) International Events Management degree at EBSL can choose to study a foreign language as part of the programme.
You can study a language as a complete beginner, or you can continue with a language you have already gained skills in*:
The linguistic skills of EBSL graduates make our degree programmes unique: nearly 100% of our students will graduate speaking at least two languages fluently, while 70% are fluent in four or more.
* Please note that if your language level is deemed to be at native speaker level, you will not be permitted to study that language. For example, if a French student has completed the Abitur, the German secondary school diploma, they cannot study German at EBSL.
All students are placed in groups with students who have a similar language level, depending on whether they are a beginner, intermediate or advanced student.
Language classes contain no more than 12 students, and there is close contact with your lecturer who is a native speaker of the language(s) you have chosen. You will receive between four and six hours of language teaching per week in preparation for the Study Period Abroad (SPA).
You will be introduced to business vocabulary and content at an early stage in the course, and on your return from your SPA you will concentrate in greater depth on business topics relating to the country or region where the language is spoken.
Your final examination takes the form of a presentation on a business topic to a panel of assessors where you will be marked on your language ability and knowledge of the business topic.
Classes take place in rooms with multi-media equipment, and there is an Open Access language room with cutting edge technology available for language study in the library.
Our languages laboratory containing a collection of DVDs and computer software in all the different languages allows for self-directed study.
'A really thorough knowledge of a language in its business context is a decisive asset when competing for jobs. EBS London is proud of the range of languages we offer. Tuition is intensive, learning groups are small and the emphasis is on the practical use of language in the workplace.' Josef Müller, Head of Languages for Business
** Languages are offered subject to demand **