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anyone else doing both french and spanish a-levels and going on to do them at university? if so, which uni's?
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I'm not actually doing French of Spanish at uni. But I am taking Chinese and I'm thinking of doing Latin. What are your thoughts on taking Latin. Is it something of a waste, or would you recommend it as something to put on the resume?
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mmm, im not too sure about the latin. at my school, they had to stop teaching it because not enough people wanted to take it. there's all the talk about it being a dead language and that you dont really need it for any subjects. but if you enjoy it, then who's to stop you?
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considered takin french a level but went off the idea after id finished gcse.
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if you're thinking about languages at uni then go for it. I'm doing Spanish and Portuguese now and I love my course
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I'm doing Italian and Japanese at UCL next year (hopefully).
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I'm not actually doing French of Spanish at uni. But I am taking Chinese and I'm thinking of doing Latin. What are your thoughts on taking Latin. Is it something of a waste, or would you recommend it as something to put on the resume?
Take Latin if you want to become a lawyer otherwise I wouldnt. I'm doing it at uni as well as Greek so i'm in for a treat.
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Take Latin if you want to become a lawyer otherwise I wouldnt. I'm doing it at uni as well as Greek so i'm in for a treat.
apparently they're thinking of phasing latin out of law so it would be pointless to take it for that reason now.
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anyone else doing both french and spanish a-levels and going on to do them at university? if so, which uni's?
My girlfriend took French and German and was going to go to uni and do languages, but decided to bum out so we wouldnt have to split up. She did apply to C'Bridge but she didnt get in, not sure where else is good.
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apparently they're thinking of phasing latin out of law so it would be pointless to take it for that reason now.
What? The main idea of doing latin is so that you understand what people call 'legal mumbo jumbo'. By knowing Latin and greek you understand the english language much better and therfore dont have problems reading sentences which others simply cant get there head round.
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i know but if that "legal mumbo jumbo" was to become englsih rather than latin. One of my friends thats doing law was having a big moan about taking the Latin out of law. I can see its use for learning other languages though. I think i would have found Spainish, portuguese etc easier if I had done rudimentary Latin first. Also it helps your english so yes I can see the point of learning it but essenitally it's a dead language.
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i know but if that "legal mumbo jumbo" was to become englsih rather than latin. One of my friends thats doing law was having a big moan about taking the Latin out of law. I can see its use for learning other languages though. I think i would have found Spainish, portuguese etc easier if I had done rudimentary Latin first. Also it helps your english so yes I can see the point of learning it but essenitally it's a dead language.
I used to be really good at Latin, also at Spanish and French.....I got B's for them but because I detested Latin I got an F, it helped me answer a crossword question once.....
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I'm not actually doing French of Spanish at uni. But I am taking Chinese and I'm thinking of doing Latin. What are your thoughts on taking Latin. Is it something of a waste, or would you recommend it as something to put on the resume?
The Literature is good...really good...but you can study that in english...the language is boring and the people that do it suck. I dont do Latin degree level stuff. But i know from GCSEs.

ITS SO BORING I SLEEP MOST LESSONS...or read the paper...or bunk the lessons off...

Its really easy though
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