Inspiring future linguists
In light of the situation, we were thrilled to be invited to talk to pupils at Farnham Heath End School (FHES) through the ‘Inspiring the Future’ scheme, which enables schools to connect with inspirational volunteers from the world of work. Translation Team Leader Chloe Jones visited the school to deliver talks to Year 9 students as part of their Careers Week and to Year 10 GCSE students studying French and German, helping to open their eyes to careers that languages and encouraging them to continue studying these subjects. Chloe gave an insight into working as a translator, as well as pathways into this field of work, at both pre- and post-degree level.
“It was fascinating for students to learn about the differences between interpreting and translation, and the wide range of opportunities that are available to linguists in these areas of work” (Mrs J. Sarrazin, Head of Modern Foreign Languages, FHES).