Italy is a cornerstone in culture, art and history across Europe; you cannot help but be inspired to learn the language. Italian is spoken not only in its home country, but also by over 15 million people in Switzerland, North America and Australia.
French is one of the most beautiful Romance languages. Outside of France it is spoken as far afield as Canada, the Seychelles, Madagascar and Mali. It is one of the official languages of the United Nations and an important language in the EU.
Studying at our Canterbury campus gives you a good opportunity to immerse yourself in both languages. There are many overseas students on campus, and our proximity to airports, the Channel ports and the Eurostar terminals at Ashford and Ebbsfleet make it quick and easy to get to Paris, Brussels and Lille and from there on to the rest of mainland Europe.
Our facilities include multimedia laboratories, which offer a variety of interactive language learning programmes and dictionaries, and access to audio, video and computer-assisted language learning facilities.
Between Stages 2 and 3 of your degree, you spend a year studying or working abroad in Italy or a French-speaking country (usually six months in each country), where you can experience the cultures you have been studying first hand and improve your language skills.