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In the School of Cultures and Languages we pride ourselves on our multidisciplinary focus. We teach Modern Languages, Comparative Literature and English Language & Linguistics, exploring the physical properties of speech sounds, the structure of words and sentences, the relationship between language and society and the interface between speech and writing.
We also cover literature from the classics to the modern age, crossing the traditional boundaries of national literature programmes. Alongside notable works in the English and American traditions, our students have the opportunity to study a wide range of major literary works from other countries in translation.
The breadth of our research is reflected in the wide range of modules we offer at Kent. Our students develop intercultural links, acquire analytical and writing skills, explore and debate the latest models and theories, practise languages, and understand different perspectives and histories.
Many of our staff are native speakers of the languages they study and teach, and many of our graduates go on to work overseas, so the School bridges national borders and promotes exchange for the benefit of all.