Languages at A levelWatch
Also, difficulty is very subjective. If you are very good at languages and are willing to put in a lot of work, then they aren't hard. French and Spanish aren't particularly difficult in themselves, so if you've done well with these languages in the past then you'll be fine
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I usually don't get them confused and I've found that as I've learnt more about each language, the differences really stand out. Sometimes when I'm speaking I might accidentally say a word in Spanish when I'm meant to be talking French, but it's only a minor thing and I usually recognise my mistakes. I find that before speaking, I try to immerse myself in the language that I'll be speaking and then there's no confusion. Also,when I'm writing things down, it's much harder to confuse the two because I tend to spend more time thinking about the exact phrasing, grammar and vocabulary.
In conclusion, taking two languages at A Level is a very rewarding experience and you'll definitely enjoy it if you've enjoyed languages in the past. I definitely think taking two has many more advantages than disadvantages, particularly with recognition of vocabulary!
With regards to clashing, I can't speak for A level, but I did both at GCSE and I was always getting confused. I even get confused now between Spanish and English sometimes I guess, as you go into more depth you'll be able to differentiate more easily. I'd definitely say take them both if you enjoy them though, languages are awesome!
Hope my waffling has helped in some way.
Best of luck with whatever you decide!
The good news is that there is a lot less revision needed when it comes to exam season. The whole thing is linear, so your language ability will constantly develop unlike other subjects where you study hard on a topic, drop it, then move on to another. This doesn't happen with French or Spanish thankfully and it reduces exam stress brilliantly. It does start off very hard unlike other subjects, but gets easier as you progress.
Two pieces of advice however. If you're not a confident speaker you may find it harder, especially with the oral. And two language A Levels is somewhat difficult and limiting. It's better to focus on getting one language up to a high standard than having two to deal with. Why not try both out at AS level, then you can always ditch one for A2.
Bonne chance avec votre études de langues! // ¡Buena suerte con sus estudios de idiomas!
I find that they do "clash" at times, for example in French I pronounce my "r"s the Spanish way (but I have been doing Spanish for a lot longer than French). On the other hand, as they are kind of similar it often helps, for example there are lots of similar words between the two and it makes it easier to learn and recognise vocabulary. Also, it makes it easier to understand grammar if your getting twice as many lessons on it a week!
Hope this helps :-)
Despite this, if you really enjoy doing languages then I'd say go for it It is difficult at first but you've just got to keep learning grammar and things on a regular basis and it will become more natural and enjoyable
Hope this helps a bit!