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    How much of a degree would have to be German to graduate fluent in it? (Ie able to be a translator)

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    How much of a degree would have to be German to graduate fluent in it? (Ie able to be a translator)

    Doing a degree, whatever language it may be in, and whether or not it is major/minor, single honours, whatever, doesn't make you fluent. It'll help, but being fluent in a language is down to how much time you put into learning it yourself.

    You could do single honours German and come out at the end of the degree not being that much better than when you started. It's unlikely obviously, but still fairly possible.

    Having said that, you might be better off doing dual honours or a major/minor since if you have German as your second subject then it's likely you wont do much of the cultural topics and there will be a high focus on just learning the language.

    What are you planning on applying for and where? Many universities also have extra language classes you can do alongside your degree, or might let you take language classes for free if you have credits left over.
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