A Level students from Burnley College Sixth Form Centre had the exciting opportunity of interacting with multilingual employees during a recent trip to local aerospace factory Aircelle.
Physics and Foreign Language students took part in the visit, which included a tour translated into French by an Aircelle employee. The students were able to ask questions in French to gain an insight into how languages can be applied to a practical context.
The experience allowed students to see how the knowledge and experience they are developing in the classroom can be applied in a number of ways, including local industry, and does not always involve travelling.
Burnley College Sixth Form Centre actively encourages students to put their learning into context with activities such as this, helping to inspire their studies and prepare them for their future careers. Miriam Sherman, head of Foreign Languages at Burnley College, said:
“We regularly arrange visits to France to enrich the studies of our A Level students, but we’re eager to find ways to do it locally as well. This scheme shows students that there are excellent career opportunities within the local area for those who can speak another language.”
Nile Daley, an A Level student at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre, said:
“It was really interesting to see how French is applied in the workplace and I also enjoyed seeing how the parts of the aircraft are made. I found the experience fascinating.”
Beth Moat, also an A Level student, said:
“I thought the tour was really inspiring. I was given a great insight into seeing how French can be used in the workplace.”
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