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    Hi there, am taking french A level, but am not sure what langauge combination to carry on?

    French and Russian

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    Russian and Serbian and Croatian

    Serbian and Croatian are interesting, but i am already quite competatn in French. Would it be possible to work for the EU with French and Russian, or do you need to know two offical EU langauges?

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    I'm pretty sure French and Russian are two very official EU languages. I would say to keep doing French and Russian, and then one of the others maybe? (If it's possible.. )
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    I'd go for French and Russian, are you talking about which languages to do for a degree? I would think it would be very demanding doing 2 from scratch. And French and Russian are official EU languages (I'm pretty sure), plus probably more useful in most jobs generally.
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    Russian is not an EU language. Neither are Serbian or Croatian, but there's a fair chance Croatia will join the EU in the relatively near future. I don't know about all EU jobs, but to be a translator I know you need two EU languages (besides your native one).
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    If you already speak english then you just need french.

    Russian will be mighty helpful. Serbian and croatian less so.
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    Something simple and friendly usually works..

    "Hi, I think I've seen you in the library. Are you doing Law?" No? What then?

    Then let her talk about her subject.
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    Oh, sorry - that was meant to be a reply to something else!!
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    The UN are short of people speaking Russian and French, so that would be a very good combination. Also, chances are your degree will let you study a niche language like Czech, Serbian, Polish or anything remotely related to Russian, so you could open your horizons on European languages. However, as said before, you won't be able to work for the EU with Russian, which is why have niche languages would be interesting.
 
 
 
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