School of Modern Languages

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Learning a foreign language provides a unique key to understanding other cultures and societies.

Modern Languages students on graduation day.

Modern Languages has a long tradition at Newcastle. We have been repeatedly recognised for excellent research, teaching and student experience.

In the 2016 National Student Survey, we scored a 100% satisfaction rate on our BA Modern Languages which reflects the quality of our teaching and support for students across all our languages. The survey also revealed very high student satisfaction ratings for teaching excellence: 93% in Chinese and Japanese, 96% in French, 99% in German, and 97% in Spanish and Portuguese.

As a result, the School is ranked in the top 10 in the UK for Modern Languages by the Good University Guide 2017: German is ranked 4th, Spanish and Portuguese 5th, and French 7th.

We offer an exciting choice of degree programmes. Our teaching spans East Asian, French, German, Spanish and Latin American languages. We also offer translating and interpreting studies. Students can choose to study one, two or three languages at a time.

While languages are the cornerstone of what we teach, we believe it's also crucial to engage with the cultures associated with these languages. Our cultural context modules and year abroad programme give students the opportunity to develop valuable intercultural skills.

Find out more about our undergraduate degrees and postgraduate degrees.

The combined honours programme offers students the chance to study languages alongside other subjects, such as business or linguistics.