University of Exeter courses on ancient Greece and Japanese culture

Sixth form students are being offered lessons in Japanese culture and ancient Greece at the University of Exeter.

The 10-week courses are open to "motivated" 16 to 18 year olds as part of the institution's evening language courses.

Students will learn simple language skills and get an introduction to the history and culture of Japan and ancient Greece.

Courses are taught online and will be one-hour sessions.

'Open doors'

The university said: "By the end of the ancient Greek course students will be able to understand basic syntax and grammar. They will have also gained an appreciation of 5th Century Athenian culture and history and the contribution made by ancient Greeks to today's world.

"By the end of the course in Japanese, students will be able to start interacting in the language, including introducing themselves and others and asking and answering questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have."

Astrid Hermes, the university's evening language programme co-ordinator, said the courses were a "chance to gain exposure to a language and culture for the first time".

"Discovering and learning new languages is so beneficial, giving access to new cultures, enhancing creativity and supporting academic performance in other subjects," she said.

"In an increasingly interconnected world, language skills can open doors to international careers."

The cost for the sixth form courses is £80.

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