Why learn Spanish? As the second most spoken language in the world, with around 400 million speakers, it will give you greater geographical mobility. Not only is Spain one of the UK’s major trading partners and a favourite holiday destination for UK tourists, learning Spanish will help you unlock opportunities and access other cultures. Through learning the language you will be able to truly understand the finer detail of Hispanic culture evident in music, fashion and sports.
With only five vowel sounds, there is a direct correspondence between spoken and written forms and we see our students rapidly gaining confidence in the language and soon able to speak Spanish with impressive fluency.
To study Spanish at Bilborough, you need a minimum grade C/4 or above in English GCSE, and more importantly, a minimum higher tier grade B/6 in Spanish.
Our links with HE
Many of our students go on to study Spanish at university, either as single honours or in combination with another subject. It’s a strong career choice, with recent research by the British Council in Spain showing evidence of a dynamic and varied range of cooperation between the two countries. Given the social, economic and political impact of English and Spanish, there is clear motivation for both UK and Spanish universities to embrace collaboration and reinforce current ties. On top of this, Spanish is becoming increasingly popular with students in the UK and vice versa with Spanish students wanting to study in the UK. And despite current economic difficulties, Spain remains a highly competitive economy and shares important commercial links with the UK. The latter receives 6.5 per cent of Spanish exports and provides 6.5 per cent of overall Spanish imports – the second largest investor over the past decade.