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I'm not sure if there's already a thread for this (I couldn't find one), but I was wondering if anybody knows/there is a website that lists all the universities that frequently/always interview modern language applicants.

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I've got a MFL interview at Southampton so presumably they can go on the list.
Oxford obvs as they interview for everything.

Don't know of any others atm.
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* thank you is two separate words by the way.
Just so you know (:
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I am applying to Manchester Met and it says that they may ask to interview me =]
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*watches thread* not applying til next year but already terrified at the thought of the interview!
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*watches thread* not applying til next year but already terrified at the thought of the interview!
They're not usually that bad, they just want to find out what you know, why you want to do the course and why you're suitable for it.
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They're not usually that bad, they just want to find out what you know, why you want to do the course and why you're suitable for it.
Thanks I just tend to get a little bit flustered in new situations like that. But hopefully by that time I will be super prepared Do you know what happens as far as an interview is concerned if you want to do an ab initio language?
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Thanks I just tend to get a little bit flustered in new situations like that. But hopefully by that time I will be super prepared Do you know what happens as far as an interview is concerned if you want to do an ab initio language?
It's understandable, I'm the same. Unfortunately I don't but I imagine it's along the same lines.

I was asked some really random things like had I ever been to Germany before, what did I know about linguistics.
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Manchester
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Southampton's interview was just an open day with a 15 minute chat in English about my personal statement.
Cambridge interview too, obviously
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Manchester interview occasionally. My French teacher told me I'd definitely be interviewed before being offered a place, and they yet they gave me an offer without one. (y)
Not really sure what went on there! :P
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Sometimes, Birmingham interview informally for MFL, but its dependent on number of applicants and applicant:language choice ratio
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Only for Middle Eastern Studies (Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Turkish), not Modern Languages (German, Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese).
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Only for Middle Eastern Studies (Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Turkish), not Modern Languages (German, Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese).
Maybe they have changed it. They interviewed me for French and German but it was a few years ago.
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Maybe they have changed it. They interviewed me for French and German but it was a few years ago.
It's indeed been changed this since at least 2008
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I have interviews or "informal interviews" at Oxford, Birmingham and Southampton for MFL, so these to name a few - when an admissions' tutor came to talk to us, he said that most 'visit days' will include an interview. They'll just call it a chat :P
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UCL ask for an interview (and possibly a portfolio of work) but i haven't heard from them yet
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I had an interview from Southampton last year who told me they interview nearly everyone - however the interview was definitely more like an informal chat
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Maybe they have changed it. They interviewed me for French and German but it was a few years ago.
Hi, I know you said it was a few years ago but do you remember how much of the interview was in German and French?
I have an interview at Manchester University for German and Spanish and I am so nervous of going blank if they ask me something in the language. :eek:
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Ooh, do Manchester only interview if you're taking German, does anybody know? I have an offer for French and Spanish, and I didn't have an interview.
I just had an interview at Oxford, and not much of it was in the language - there was only a very short section at the end that lasted a couple of minutes. Don't worry, you'll be fine!


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