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I've been offered the opportunity to do the EPQ provided I can find the right topic and title. I'm genuinely interested in doing this, but I just cannot seem to deduce a topic to write about.

I'm interested in modern languages in general, but my particular favourites are Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Russian or French. Subjects like history and film interest me quite a bit, but literature isn't something I'm that keen on.

Could anyone provide me with a starting point on finding the right title? Any help would be appreciated!
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If its any consolation, I'm in exactly the same predicament. I really want to do the EPQ on something language based (preferably French/Spanish) but I can't think of a really good title. I've thought about literature but a) I wouldn't feel confident doing loads of in-depth critical analysis and b) Literature is quite subjective so I'd find it hard to get lots of research in (not just opinions). I'm really interested in foreign film and culture in general but I find it hard to actually locate foreign films since the UK is hardly ML crazy and my internet connection is shoddy. I did think about doing something on French linguistics but I looked into it and found myself to be bogged down in terminology and frankly quite dull commentary. I swear the hardest part for some must be deciding the title...
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(Original post by Alludeen1)
If its any consolation, I'm in exactly the same predicament. I really want to do the EPQ on something language based (preferably French/Spanish) but I can't think of a really good title. I've thought about literature but a) I wouldn't feel confident doing loads of in-depth critical analysis and b) Literature is quite subjective so I'd find it hard to get lots of research in (not just opinions). I'm really interested in foreign film and culture in general but I find it hard to actually locate foreign films since the UK is hardly ML crazy and my internet connection is shoddy. I did think about doing something on French linguistics but I looked into it and found myself to be bogged down in terminology and frankly quite dull commentary. I swear the hardest part for some must be deciding the title...
I understand exactly what you're talking about. Literature isn't really my thing at all, and I don't take English lit at A-Level so I might find it hard. I looked at film too, but not entirely sure since I don't know Japanese well enough to comment on the language critically.

Thankfully, I brainstormed quite a bit last night, did a big mind map and went on wikipedia to give me some basic ideas to look at.

I'm now considering doing the following:

- The use of English in Japanese media.
- It is fair to say that Chinese is one language. (i.e discuss the dialects)
- How have foreign immigrants integrated into Japanese society since WW2
- Why are the British and Japanese so bad at languages?
- Is Japanese truly an isolate language or does it belong to a language family?

So this might give you a little inspiration perhaps?
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(Original post by serebro)
I've been offered the opportunity to do the EPQ provided I can find the right topic and title. I'm genuinely interested in doing this, but I just cannot seem to deduce a topic to write about.

I'm interested in modern languages in general, but my particular favourites are Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Russian or French. Subjects like history and film interest me quite a bit, but literature isn't something I'm that keen on.

Could anyone provide me with a starting point on finding the right title? Any help would be appreciated!
It's been 3 years since you posted this and I was wondering what your idea was because I have one but I don't think it's interesting.
Also what did you get and how did you start off?
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(Original post by MrsSasuNaru)
It's been 3 years since you posted this and I was wondering what your idea was because I have one but I don't think it's interesting.
Also what did you get and how did you start off?
Please don't post in such old threads; if you want to discuss foreign language EPQ ideas, it would be much better to create a new thread and find active posters who are in the same position as you

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