Last week, our Year 11 linguists took advantage of virtual meeting technology to hear about the benefits of studying languages to a more advanced level. The students took part in a virtual meeting with Dr Caroline Bland and students from The University of Sheffield's School of Languages and Cultures. Dr Bland presented to students about the opportunities for continued language study and the career benefits it can bring. Students heard about the various industries in which languages are important (either as a professional linguist or as a supplementary skill), the opportunities for travel and meeting new people, and the transferrable skills that are achieved through studying languages. Two current students at the University also joined the meeting, one of whom is studying Dutch, French and German and one studying German and French. They were able to provide first-hand experience of their studies and share their excitement about their upcoming year abroad. Our students were able to ask questions such as: "Is it easier to learn a third foreign language once you've already studied two?" (Answer: "Yes!") and "Can you take a foreign language at university alongside another degree subject such as a STEM subject?" (Answer: "Yes!") It was a very valuable experience for our students, who now have a better insight into further language study. Our thanks go to Dr Bland and her students for bringing this opportunity to Lady Manners School.