(Original post by LithiumSalts)
Thank you both of you
(sorry this computer won't let me quote)
aftrglw: I'd love for you to teach me the funny phrases instead
believe me, offending people unnecessarily is something I want to avoid
Georges Duroy: I listen to Russian music etc, but my grasp of the language really isn't good enough to try and read something complicated like a newspaper. Honestly, I think I'm restricted to those books that are meant for toddlers etc, although I don't think I would be able to understand most of them either =_= I really want to study it at uni, but all the courses want either an A-level in Russian (which my school doesn't offer) or another MFL A level, which I didn't take. If I can find some courses that offer the basics for people who haven't studied Russian in the past, then I'd definately apply for them. But until that, I'm restricted to doing part time courses etc after I've gained extra qualifications.
Hey, glad to hear about your passion for Russian. That's great that you're starting reading kids' books, it's the best way to learn, from scratch. Then you can gradually build it up as you progress, learning more vocab and constructions then moving on to bigger books and articles
I am at the University of Manchester, and you can do a BA in Russian studies without ever having done a Modern Foreign Language A-level, Russian or otherwise. Many of my classmates have not learnt any other foreign language, or dropped it at GCSE. It would mean you can only do Single Hours Russian, as you cannot learn two languages from scratch. For example, one of the boys in my class did History, English and Maths and is now doing a BA in Russian.
See this : http://www.humanities.manchester.ac....se/?code=00357
Only need to have done a language to GCSE level. Even if you haven;t done any GCSEs in a language, I am sure it could be negotiable with the university, you just need to send the Languages Admissions officer an an email and ask
So no worries, by all means study it if you want to
Last edited by Georges Duroy; 31-05-2012 at 14:43.