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    (Original post by Arkasia)
    A*A*A wtaf...
    lul xD one of the best physics departments in the country so they gotta be demanding

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    Where do you intend to study abroad?
    l'université de pierre et Marie Curie, Paris :-D


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    (Original post by Magnus Taylor)
    Oh at Warwick they aren't seperate you choose! I think anyway
    Ah ok, it was separate at Exeter I think
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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    lul xD one of the best physics departments in the country so they gotta be demanding



    l'université de pierre et Marie Curie, Paris :-D


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    Wow you seem sorted, I'm still deciding over China with Mandarin or Latin America with spanish. Do you think a year abroad is enough to get to A level standard in a language?
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    (Original post by Magnus Taylor)
    Wow you seem sorted, I'm still deciding over China with Mandarin or Latin America with spanish. Do you think a year abroad is enough to get to A level standard in a language?
    I made my firm and insurance choices solely based on the French exchanges they offered!
    I think if you are studying in that language then god yeah? you'd be fluent within 3/4 months
    however learning in your mother tongue and just living there would maybe take longer.
    mandarin would be tricky solely because of the alphabet !!

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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    I made my firm and insurance choices solely based on the French exchanges they offered!
    I think if you are studying in that language then god yeah? you'd be fluent within 3/4 months
    however learning in your mother tongue and just living there would maybe take longer.
    mandarin would be tricky solely because of the alphabet !!

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    Nice! Where have you firmed? I'm guessing Cambridge?
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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    Yep!! gotta do a few physics lecture a week in french as prep for my year study abroad
    :eek:
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    (Original post by cerlohee)
    Oh lol. Why?
    Too much work to do!Didn't even finish the syllabus and my exams start next month(18th)
    Been studying for a lot of hours!
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    So who's firming Warwick on here?I got an offer for Economics!
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    (Original post by Magnus Taylor)
    Nice! Where have you firmed? I'm guessing Cambridge?
    lol no I didn't even get an interview
    manchester !!!
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    :eek:
    I am terrified and excited ngl

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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    I am terrified and excited ngl
    From some of the maths videos in Spanish and French that I've watched it's not impossible, but I'd already learnt the techniques in English.
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    lol no I didn't even get an interview
    manchester !!!


    I am terrified and excited ngl

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    Omg haha I thought because my friend has an offer A*A*A it would be Cambridge . You certainly seemed capable
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    (Original post by Magnus Taylor)
    Anyone considering learning a language at uni?
    If things go to plan I'm doing Spanish, German and translation studies!
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    Panicking reading posts by people claiming to do 10 hours of revision a day :confused:
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    (Original post by Magnus Taylor)
    Wow you seem sorted, I'm still deciding over China with Mandarin or Latin America with spanish. Do you think a year abroad is enough to get to A level standard in a language?
    Native Chinese (Mandarin) speaker here. If you spoke as much Mandarin as possible during that year then probably yes, but writing and reading are a pain. Depends on how much you actually use the language, you need to be disciplined and use it as much as you can, practice makes perfect obviously. I don't know what A level standard is but I'd say you'd be semisemi fluent at the end of a year, maybe.


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    (Original post by O133)
    From some of the maths videos in Spanish and French that I've watched it's not impossible, but I'd already learnt the techniques in English.
    I think it will just be a lot of hard work tbh but fully prepared to work my ass off

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    Omg haha I thought because my friend has an offer A*A*A it would be Cambridge . You certainly seemed capable
    haha aw thanks that actually means a lot
    hope so :-D

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    (Original post by Magnus Taylor)
    Wow you seem sorted, I'm still deciding over China with Mandarin or Latin America with spanish. Do you think a year abroad is enough to get to A level standard in a language?
    With Mandarin it'll probably be rather difficult. I mean, I'm ethnically Chinese and even I can't read and write that well :lol:
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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    lol no I didn't even get an interview
    manchester !!!


    I am terrified and excited ngl

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    I don't envy you at all, Physics in English is enough. I'm struggling with this politics/equality stuff in Advanced Higher French already.

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    (Original post by The Financier)
    With Mandarin it'll probably be rather difficult. I mean, I'm ethnically Chinese and even I can't read and write that well :lol:
    Maybe the year in Latin America would be more suitable
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    (Original post by Magnus Taylor)
    Maybe the year in Latin America would be more suitable
    Depends on what you wanna do, but I think being able to speak Mandarin is/will be incredibly helpful for your potential career..? :dontknow:


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    Depends on what you wanna do, but I think being able to speak Mandarin is/will be incredibly helpful for your potential career..? :dontknow:


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    It partly stems from career prospects but also because I'm half Chinese and can't speak Mandarin or Cantonese though my mum is Cantonese herself. I just want to learn so I can interact with both sides of my ethnicity
 
 
 
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