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I have to write it by Monday. I have no idea what to include as I have not been a exchange student In France or lived in France for 3 years when I was 6 .I'm just a student who enjoys French and wants to Continue it in uni

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Not even Monday but Friday. Can anybody help me, does anybody do a language At uni ?

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You need to talk about your interest in the subject and why you want to study it, what do you like about France and the culture, what have you read in the language and why did you enjoy it.
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Damn you're a bit late if you're applying for a 2015 course
You sure you wanna do a language in university? spend 3 years of your life to learn a language when you could just go to France for a few months, live with natives and learn it much quicker?
Anyways good luck google "french personal statements" that should help, see what sort of things others put and apply it to yourself
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Hey Eddie,
I'm not sure if this is still useful to you but if you have to write a typical french personnal statement, maybe it would be good to know that we usually do something called "plan de dissertation" here in france. Whether it's a personnal statement, a speech or a commentary, we have 3 to 4 (but three is like perfection to our teachers) main ideas which we develop into sub parts (3 is also better) and this whole "plan de dissertation" comes whith and intro and a conclusion. It's usually great to connect the use of the language with what you're doing/want to do later, to really show them there's a benefit for you when studying this language in particular.
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Thank you and yes it is atm useful because I found out I have more time
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(Original post by Placeboo123)
Damn you're a bit late if you're applying for a 2015 course
You sure you wanna do a language in university? spend 3 years of your life to learn a language when you could just go to France for a few months, live with natives and learn it much quicker?
Anyways good luck google "french personal statements" that should help, see what sort of things others put and apply it to yourself
I know I left it late as others already have offers in my sixth form but I found it difficult . And as for your point about going to France for a few months, I'm 17 what would I do over there honestly. I'm so lost any way thanks for replying
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It is a little late to just start writing your personal statement now but with hard work you should be able to get it done:

Intro - one or two lines on why you want to study French. What about it appeals to you? The culture?

Second para - books you have read, how did they confirm the fact you want to study French?

Third para - how do your other A level subjects link into your understanding of French, what skills have they provided?

Fourth para - your extra curricular, volunteering, positions of responsibility, etc

Final lines - summarise what you have said and how you can contribute to university life!
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I have actually started I have practically finished but it's just not good . I have one that I could potentially send but it's bad so I was asking for advise . Thankyou for your structure I Will apply it to what I have already done
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(Original post by EddiewonEddie)
I know I left it late as others already have offers in my sixth form but I found it difficult . And as for your point about going to France for a few months, I'm 17 what would I do over there honestly. I'm so lost any way thanks for replying
I feel you mate, in year 12 they never make you realise what's going on.
When you go into year 13 everything is a rush you have to make your decisions so quickly.. really stupid..
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(Original post by EddiewonEddie)
I have actually started I have practically finished but it's just not good . I have one that I could potentially send but it's bad so I was asking for advise . Thankyou for your structure I Will apply it to what I have already done
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Look at the sorts of things that you'll cover in the courses you want to do - like culture, language, history and literature and talk about why they are interesting
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Let's have a read?
I wouldn't recommend publishing your statement on TSR, or sending it to somebody you don't know while you are still in the application process.


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I have actually started I have practically finished but it's just not good . I have one that I could potentially send but it's bad so I was asking for advise . Thankyou for your structure I Will apply it to what I have already done
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I wouldn't recommend publishing your statement on TSR, or sending it to somebody you don't know while you are still in the application process.
I know I wasn't going too. How embarrassing :yep:

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(Original post by EddiewonEddie)
I know I wasn't going too. How embarrassing :yep:

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You sure you want to do French then?
What other a levels do you do?
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You sure you wanna do a language in university? spend 3 years of your life to learn a language when you could just go to France for a few months, live with natives and learn it much quicker?
Sorry but as a student of French myself your comment is unhelpful. A french degree consists of more than just language learning; it's as academic as any other degree and focuses on culture, aspects of language, translation, subtitling/dubbing, and 100 other things depending on module choices. This year so far I've done translation work experience and a study into the differences between French and English language use online. We even have a French native on our course, so evidently it is not just a degree to become fluent in French, although your year abroad does help with that.
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Thank you I know what you mean it's really useful to actually have advice from a French student
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I am sure I want to do French I have done my research I know this is what I want . I just found the personal statement difficult. But to answer the question I also study drama and psychology
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