Modern Languages

messedup89messedup89 Experienced MentorPosts: 1,281Registered
Is there anyway for an adult to study for a french, italien or spanish qualification? Its a possible future accounting path. I didnt take any languages at GCSE or A level:001_unsure:
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  • Bookworm55Bookworm55 Trusted Regular Posts: 479Registered
    YMMV, but your local college probably runs part-time language courses for absolute beginners. My local one offers French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin for beginners, and many courses lead to qualifications of some type or other.

    Herts Regional College website

    But the older you are (and that's old as in 15+), the harder it is to learn new languages. I'm tone deaf, and so can't learn tonal languages like Mandarin at all.
  • CJCCJC Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 1,657Registered
    Likewise, my local college offers a full range of part-time language courses up to GCSE level.
  • kellyriddellkellyriddell Feels At Home Posts: 84Registered
    Yeah your best bet will be your local college either that or maybe distance learning via the net? Theyll send you all of the audio tapes and learn from home.....though that wouldnt be the best option for me!
  • CJCCJC Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 1,657Registered
    You may find your local library service has language learning materials too.
  • steveJsteveJ Experienced Mentor Posts: 694Registered
    That's my next goal. To learn japanese. Would love to work over there in the future sometime. Have you heard of rosetta stone ? Its a computer based course. I don't think there is a qualification at the end of it, but this might give you a great grounding on starting a course. How would you fit it in with revising/studying ? That's the problem I'm struggling with at the moment.lol.
  • messedup89messedup89 Experienced Mentor Posts: 1,281Registered
    My local college does language courses but they dont lead to a qualification?
    If say i wanted to be an italian speaking accountant, would the language need to be down on my CV as a qualification e.g. gcse, nvq, or will it be ok just putting down that i attended and completed perhaps a 36week course?
  • lesscilessci Well-Known Posts: 180Registered
    Most local college courses are aimed at "getting by" on holidays, but they are a good starting place, the business language and/or conversational language are very different, and if you don't use them you lose them, I did a Level french and german a few years ago, but I wouldn't say I could speak either of them well now.
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 4,234Registered
    ive always wondered if there is more money if you could do accounts in different laugs....?
  • AK002AK002 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,492Registered
    I speak Glaswegian lol :)!
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 4,234Registered
    ive always wished i learn another language .enough that i could speak it ok'ish...
  • messedup89messedup89 Experienced Mentor Posts: 1,281Registered
    greek would be good
    Ive seen from job advertisements accountants who can speak another language can earn a lot
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 4,234Registered
    but i dont think i would like to do accounts in japan or china......thinking drawing all them symbols and that....
  • blobbyhblobbyh Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,415Registered
    I can fluently speak two languages - English and American.
  • CJCCJC Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 1,657Registered
    I'm fluent in bullsh*t and gibberish.
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 4,234Registered
    blobbyh wrote: »
    I can fluently speak two languages - English and American.

    i cant speak or type any of them too ??
  • AK002AK002 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,492Registered
    mark130273 wrote: »
    i cant speak or type any of them too ??

    I do hope that was on purpose :001_tt2:
  • lesscilessci Well-Known Posts: 180Registered
    blobbyh wrote: »
    I can fluently speak two languages - English and American.

    What no Autralian or Canadian? :wink:
  • blobbyhblobbyh Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,415Registered
    Good point. The only one I can't speak loosely based on the English language is Scouse but that's no loss.
  • LeeS2009LeeS2009 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 1,515Registered
    CJC wrote: »
    I'm fluent in bullsh*t and gibberish.

    I can laugh in French & japanese :lol:
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 4,234Registered
    AK002 wrote: »
    I do hope that was on purpose :001_tt2:

    yes:tongue_smilie:
  • AK002AK002 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,492Registered
    Good good :)
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 4,234Registered
    AK002 wrote: »
    Good good :)

    i know even sometime i can be smarter than the average bear !
  • AK002AK002 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,492Registered
    lol, hmmm..
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 4,234Registered
    AK002 wrote: »
    lol, hmmm..

    gee thanks ....love you too ??:001_tt1:
  • AK002AK002 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,492Registered
    mark130273 wrote: »
    gee thanks ....love you too ??:001_tt1:

    Oooft, watch it you :001_tt2:
  • LeeS2009LeeS2009 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 1,515Registered
    Top of the morning to every one...hope you all enjoyed the sunshine :thumbup1:
  • DiannewDiannew Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,814Registered
    LeeS2009 wrote: »
    Top of the morning to every one...hope you all enjoyed the sunshine :thumbup1:

    Didn't realise you were Irish...................Top o' the Morning to you too:lol::lol:
  • LeeS2009LeeS2009 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 1,515Registered
    Diannew wrote: »
    Didn't realise you were Irish...................Top o' the Morning to you too:lol::lol:

    I am not Irish....although could do with some irish luck at the moment...nice weekend? :001_smile:
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 4,234Registered
    sunshine ????? was blooooooomming sunshine ......still waiting for it ?
  • LeeS2009LeeS2009 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 1,515Registered
    mark130273 wrote: »
    sunshine ????? was blooooooomming sunshine ......still waiting for it ?

    what?????? are you saying you have had no cloudless blue skies with a burning hot sun over the weekend??
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