Bachelor of Arts Linguistics- The course and where you can work.

Language is an important tool of communication and it can make or break you.

Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics is a good course if you want to get acquainted with the many languages used for international trade and relations. Some of the languages that one can specialize in include English, Kiswahili, German, French,
Chinese and Spanish. The foreign languages such as French and Chinese are becoming important in conducting business. For instance, mandarin, one of the Chinese dialects, is now being pursued by millions of Americans who want to do business in China.

Equally important, for those who want to do business with French speaking West African countries, they have to learn some French language. Kiswahili is also a growing language, and there are over 100 million Kiswahili speakers worldwide. Moreover, the language is the most widespread African language. Some of the companies are converting their technical details to Kiswahili, and no doubt, those with a background in Kiswahili are being used. For instance, the default language setting of the Google Kenya home page is now Kiswahili.

The cluster subjects for the course are English/Kiswahili, Maths or any Science, one Humanity subject and one Industrial/Humanity.

Some of the career prospects of Bachelor of Arts Linguistics program include translation and interpretation, Foreign language teachers, Foreign embassies, broadcast media, journalism, editing and publishing, library and archives management, travel,tourism and hospitality, sales and marketing, international business and public relations and language research.
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  1. Am frm the university of Nairobi and I'd like to know if this course has an alternative, am planning to change course.

  2. Well I would say Bachelor of Mass communication/ Journalism or Languages if there is.