While universities have been warning of a surge in applications for courses this autumn – some language courses are struggling to attract applicants.
The University of the West of England is to stop courses in French, Spanish and Chinese this year because they received only 39 applicants.
The university has seen a 14% rise in applications for other subjects.
But the university’s vice-chancellor says “there are too few students who wish to study languages”.
As such there will be no new intake for these modern languages this autumn.
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