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GCSE foreign languages: 'I can speak to the customers directly'

The National Centre for Languages in Wales has turned to the sciences to reverse the decline in pupils choosing a foreign language at GCSE.

The centre, also called Cilt Cymru, is working with 32 schools to find new ways of encouraging teenagers to study a language.

One project is with Stemnet, which promotes science, technology, engineering and maths.

It wants pupils to consider career prospects from combining science subjects with a language.

Sarah Broadhead works in the sales team at Tata Steel in Llanwern. She speaks French and Spanish.

Her languages are a vital part of her role in the company, which has customers across the world.

She explains to BBC Wales education correspondent Nicola Smith how language learning helped her career.

Science link to boost languages

  • 21 Dec 2012