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    (Original post by Legendstatusxoxo)
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    Can you speak more than 1 language? If so, proceed...

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    Hey, could you explain a bit on how you mention about speaking multiple languages in your PS? Do you put it at the end of your PS? Do you think it would be relevant in a medicine PS?
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    (Original post by lidiaislam13)
    Hey, could you explain a bit on how you mention about speaking multiple languages in your PS? Do you put it at the end of your PS? Do you think it would be relevant in a medicine PS?
    Do you speak multiple languages because you learned an additional one, or because you speak a foreign language at home?

    The first one is easy - Learning foreign languages -> improve interpersonal skills -> apply to subject; goes in your extracurricular section.

    If you grew up in a bilingual home, that's not worth mentioning.
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    (Original post by Hype en Ecosse)
    Do you speak multiple languages because you learned an additional one, or because you speak a foreign language at home?

    The first one is easy - Learning foreign languages -> improve interpersonal skills -> apply to subject; goes in your extracurricular section.

    If you grew up in a bilingual home, that's not worth mentioning.
    Basically the main language I've been speaking at home since childhood has been Italian, but then I moved to Bangladesh and I had to learn Bengali and even English from scratch. So now I speak Italian at home, Bengali outside and English at school. In that case, would it be worth mentioning?
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    Personally I feel that mentioning a language in your personal statement is just filling space if you don't relate it to the course, and probably best left out in that case. If you're studying modern languages, linguistics or any subject that involves exploring communication (English, perhaps) then of course you'd mention a language, but for a course like medicine it doesn't seem relevant and more like just an attempt at getting to 4000 characters (unless you have a certain interest in that language's country's healthcare system? Still a bit odd - but then again, odd is memorable!).

    I think what you have to remember is that every sentence in a personal statement counts. Make it all mean something and relate it to the course you really want to study! Mentioning a language off-the-cuff will probably not help in that case. This isn't a CV, after all.
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    I think it would be good to mention how you had to adapt to learning a different language in a difficult situation. They may ask you something abou the language in your interview (if you have one) so there's no need for proof just do not lie as you will be caught out
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    I figured it wouldn't actually be of much help for medicine, so I think I'll just leave it out hahah...although it was actually a pretty difficult situation for me adapting to the new environment, education system and everything so I guess I'll give that a thought after I'm done with the essential stuff of my PS. Thanks for all the advice!
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    (Original post by lidiaislam13)
    Basically the main language I've been speaking at home since childhood has been Italian, but then I moved to Bangladesh and I had to learn Bengali and even English from scratch. So now I speak Italian at home, Bengali outside and English at school. In that case, would it be worth mentioning?
    I'd talk about your experiences learning Bengali - if you want to mention it. It's a tough thing! Your sumtotal of languages is more suited for a CV-style list.
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    (Original post by lidiaislam13)
    Basically the main language I've been speaking at home since childhood has been Italian, but then I moved to Bangladesh and I had to learn Bengali and even English from scratch. So now I speak Italian at home, Bengali outside and English at school. In that case, would it be worth mentioning?
    Yep, that you've done two new and very different languages to this standard is worth mentioning.
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    (Original post by lidiaislam13)
    Hey, could you explain a bit on how you mention about speaking multiple languages in your PS? Do you put it at the end of your PS? Do you think it would be relevant in a medicine PS?
    Personally I think it's a useful and worthwhile skill that's certainly relevant to medicine. I mean if you go on to become a GP (for example) working in an inner city practice then being confident in multiple languages must be a good thing... so I wouldn't use a lot of your valuable PS space on it but I'd certainly mention it.

    But I'm not a medicine UCAS applications specialist...

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