1. Choice of programmes offering a language
2. Experienced staff
3. Study abroad
4. Excellent career opportunities
5. Personal benefits from learning a language
At WIT we offer the opportunity to study French, Gaeilge, German, Italian or Spanish at a variety of different levels across a broad range of our programmes.
Studying a language opens a world of opportunities that greatly enhances your skill-set and in an increasingly interconnected world, speaking a second language will make you highly employable in the jobs market.
Language learning increases your cognitive skills
Language learning improves your communication and interpersonal skills
Language learning increases your intercultural skills
Language learning improves your decision making skills
Bilingual people focus better on tasks, they display increased concentration and are more skilful at focusing on relevant information
Learning a foreign language makes you more creative
Travelling around the world becomes easier when you speak more than one language
Sources: Department of Education and Skills, Government of Ireland, British Council, University of Chicago, Illinois State University.
Many of our staff are native speakers and many are involved in innovative research in teaching and learning or in areas of literature and culture.
Li Ping VARLEY - [email protected]
Helena WALSH-KIELY - [email protected]
Dr Christine O'DOWD-SMYTH - [email protected]
Dr Paul RYAN - [email protected]
Dr Ian O'CATHAIN - [email protected]
Noeleen DOOLEY - [email protected]
Alexander FRAHM-FETHERSTON - [email protected]
Dr Carmel COYNE - [email protected]
Angelica CISNEROS - [email protected]
Dr Fiona CLANCY - [email protected]
Andres ROMERA - [email protected]
Students can choose to spend one or two semesters (depending on the programme) studying at one of WIT’s partner universities in Europe or in other destinations worldwide! You choose!
Ireland's 'National Skills Strategy 2025' lists foreign languages and cultural awareness among the cross-sectoral skills which improve an individual’s employability and enable occupational mobility. Spending a period of time studying abroad opens a world of opportunities that greatly enhances your skill-set and in an increasingly interconnected world, speaking a second language will make you highly employable in the jobs market.
Students who choose to study at one of our European partner universities can apply for Erasmus+ funding to help defrey some of the costs associated with moving abroad. Check out our list of partner universities in the links below.
Graduates with language skills have been identified in several national and international reports as increasingly in demand by employers.
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