Foreign languages are languages indigenous to other countries. Examples of some foreign languages commonly studied at some Nigeria higher institutions are French, German, Russian, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, etc.
Studying foreign languages helps you understand the languages and cultures of the countries you would study. Foreign languages also help you develop many important skills such as analytical thinking, problem-solving, argumentation, critical thinking, data collection and analysis, and written and oral expression.
English, French and any other two subjects from Arts and Social Sciences
Graduates of foreign languages are employed at embassies, airport, media firms, government agencies, multinational organizations and schools (secondary and higher institutions). They can also work independently as translators for various business organizations and authors.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR ARTS AND HUMANITIES STUDENTS
- The ability to generate new ideas
- Teamwork and collaboration
- Management and organizational skills
- Communication skills
- Negotiating skills
- Critical thinking and analytical skills
- Decision-making skills
- Basic business skills
- Flexibility and adaptation skills
Read: The overview – ARTS AND HUMANITIES