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Well AS level results are in, so I thought i'd start a thread for 2010 Modern Languages Applicants!

I'm hoping to study French and German, applying to Durham, Warwick, Nottingham, KCL and possibly Birmingham.

What are you going to study, and where?!
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I'm hoping to study German and TEFL at Swansea University.

I'm also going to learn some Welsh. :ninja:

(I got AABBB btw, and was looking at Birmingham a while ago...but now I just want Swansea! Don't care about league tables. <3)
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Someone replied! Was worried they wouldn't!

Well done with your grades! I got AABBC!
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I'm hoping to do French and beginners Spanish at Cardiff/Exeter..but also applying to Birmingham, and either Southampton, Bristol or Nottingham..haven't decided yet
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You beat me to starting the thread

I'm applying for French and Russian at Durham, Nottingham, Sheffield....maybe UCL, Edinburgh or Exeter? I can't decide! Durham's definitely my first choice because I can take up another language in the second year, but I have no chance of getting in.

I still don't know my AS results
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I'm applying to study German and ab initio Spanish but I don't know where I want to apply yet - going to wait until I've visited some more unis first.

By the way, some universities are apparently planning to move the certain aspects of the teaching to their language centre which means being taught by paid-by-the-hour language teachers rather than the professional lecturing staff. The man I spoke to at UCL told me the results wouldn't be worth the paper they written on if this happened. So far I only know that UCL is planning to do this but I spoke to someone at KCL who said they could name a few London unis planning on doing this.

Just in case anyone didn't know .
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You beat me to starting the thread

I'm applying for French and Russian at Durham, Nottingham, Sheffield....maybe UCL, Edinburgh or Exeter? I can't decide! Durham's definitely my first choice because I can take up another language in the second year, but I have no chance of getting in.

I still don't know my AS results
You should consider Bristol and Birmingham, they have excellent French and Russian depts
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You should consider Bristol and Birmingham, they have excellent French and Russian depts
Yeah I heard that but the German dept is **** (not my wording btw lol)
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I want to do French and ab. initio Spanish.
I'd really like a course that's heavy on things like translation and interpreting rather than literature, I've been looking at Heriot-Watt.

If anyone's doing something like this already, could you let me know and maybe give me some more information?

And are courses like this really competitive or not?
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Yeah I heard that but the German dept is **** (not my wording btw lol)
Yeah, but she wants to do French and Russian, not German
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You should consider Bristol and Birmingham, they have excellent French and Russian depts
I have looked at Bristol and B'ham and they both look great! The list of unis I'm considering wasn't exhaustive, pretty much every prospectus I see makes me want to go to the uni so I can see me having major trouble making my mind up!

Thanks for the recommendations
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(Original post by sylarfangirl)
I want to do French and ab. initio Spanish.
I'd really like a course that's heavy on things like translation and interpreting rather than literature, I've been looking at Heriot-Watt.

If anyone's doing something like this already, could you let me know and maybe give me some more information?

And are courses like this really competitive or not?
From what I've heard French and ab initio Spanish is the most competitve languages course. I imagine it would still be less competitive than courses such as Law, Economics etc and of course it varies from uni to uni.
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See the sig kids
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(Original post by sylarfangirl)
I want to do French and ab. initio Spanish.
I'd really like a course that's heavy on things like translation and interpreting rather than literature, I've been looking at Heriot-Watt.

If anyone's doing something like this already, could you let me know and maybe give me some more information?

And are courses like this really competitive or not?
Aston and Salford would provide you with languages courses that includes a lot of translation:

- Aston
- Salford
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(Original post by xmarilynx)
From what I've heard French and ab initio Spanish is the most competitve languages course. I imagine it would still be less competitive than courses such as Law, Economics etc and of course it varies from uni to uni.
Oh dear.

My grades are good though, so hopefully I'll get in somewhere! Fingers crossed!
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Awwww, this thread makes me feel so old and passe now, I shouldn't be posting in here but, good luck to all 2010 applicants!!! Curious to see which languages people go for!!
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Yeah I heard that but the German dept is **** (not my wording btw lol)
At Bristol or Birmingham? Or both?
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Applying for Multilingual Studies (French, German and ab initio Italian) at Royal Holloway
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(Original post by xmarilynx)
I have looked at Bristol and B'ham and they both look great! The list of unis I'm considering wasn't exhaustive, pretty much every prospectus I see makes me want to go to the uni so I can see me having major trouble making my mind up!

Thanks for the recommendations
Haha, no probs. I'm doing Russian at Manc and it's awesome, but Bristol and Brum are really good for Russian, they have tons of lecturers coming over here to give some lectures about Russian-related topics and one of the main books used in Russian courses has been written by a lecturer at Bristol (Offord, if you wonder). Anyway, there are plenty of French and Russian students who got into uni for a 09 entry, so I guess you can ask them what it's gonna be like (there's one at Durham, one at Manc and the rest is going to Brum, I think)
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(Original post by timelordess)
Awwww, this thread makes me feel so old and passe now, I shouldn't be posting in here but, good luck to all 2010 applicants!!! Curious to see which languages people go for!!
I feel old for talking in the 09 applicants thread, but now I feel like a grannie, lol
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