Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.
We live in an ever-increasing global economy. Learning a new language opens many doors to new cultures, new experiences, and ultimately new opportunities.
In ATU we offer French, German, Spanish and Gaeilge on a variety of programmes across a variety of disciplines. These languages are delivered from beginner to advance level and are on offer at every stage of the programmes listed below.
Why study a language in ATU?
Ultimately, having a language will improve your employability once you graduate.
If you study a language at ATU, you can:
Study abroad through the Erasmus Exchange programme.
Work placement in another country as part of your course.
Learn in a different way and take part in international trips and events.
Enhance your career opportunities.
Develop as a person by challenging yourself.
Learn new skills and show future employers you are flexible and adaptable.
Languages are available as elective subjects on the following courses at levels 6, 7 and 8 in the following discipline areas:
*Available in years 1&2 only but can be taken as an extra elective in years 3&4.
Tourism, Heritage, Culinary Arts, Hospitality, and Event Management
*If you are interested in catering and hospitality, check out the award-winning Eurocatering Language Training programme, a free online language kit for professionals in the catering and hospitality sector (GMIT were the Irish partners in this exciting European project).
Creative Arts and Media
News and Events:
Check out the ATU Languages Competition 2023 for Secondary Schools.