Language and Culture

To speak a language is to take on a world, a culture.

Frantz Fanon

Learning an additional language at University College Utrecht expands your linguistic repertoire and your skills in intercultural communication. It develops “transferable skills” sought after by employers in today's global job market, such as cultural awareness and appreciation, open-mindedness, and effective oral and written communication in additional languages. Language learning also serves as a cross-training learning activity for the brain, helping you develop skills in prioritisation and planning, analysis, abstract thinking and problem solving that serve you well in your education otherwise. The inclusion of language in your degree sets you apart from other students, and the farther you can take your study of language, the greater the benefits. 

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