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Hi, I'm a current Yr 12 student of German and French. I'd like to continue German to degree level (with linguistics) and was wondering how much of the course is literature-based. I know York University's course has no compulsory literature modules. Are their other unis like this?

Also, does anyone know how literature-based Oxford modern language courses are specifically?

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I'm sorry that I can't help answer your question - but as I assume that you currently study German for AS level, so I'd like to ask for some advice! (If you don't mind) I am currently doing german outside of school for AS, and although I don't have to sit the exam this year (as it is an extra), I'd like to. But I'm finding it very difficult to revise. I don't have any vocabulary lists or units, so I was just going to ask, where do you find revision material? My speaking exam will be in a month so I'm very nervous about that as well!

My prime problem is vocab though...
Thanks in advance!
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Most university language courses do involve at least some literature, especially for conventional joint-hons German and Linguistics programmes. If you want to avoid studying literature entirely then you may have to think outside the box and consider doing a slightly different degree, for example Southampton's German (Linguistics Studies) BA or UCL's Language and Culture BA (although the latter would involve studying a second language for the first two years). Oxford's language degrees have a reputation for being very lit heavy indeed.
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Thanks, I thought that might be the case. I'll keeping looking into courses!
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(Original post by Examstuffxoxo)
I'm sorry that I can't help answer your question - but as I assume that you currently study German for AS level, so I'd like to ask for some advice! (If you don't mind) I am currently doing german outside of school for AS, and although I don't have to sit the exam this year (as it is an extra), I'd like to. But I'm finding it very difficult to revise. I don't have any vocabulary lists or units, so I was just going to ask, where do you find revision material? My speaking exam will be in a month so I'm very nervous about that as well!

My prime problem is vocab though...
Thanks in advance!
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No problem. We make absolutely loads of vocab lists in class -- the back of my workbook is full of random words to use! Vocab-wise, you could get the pdf files of the AQA vocab lists. I know there's one for GCSE; AS level, not sure but there should be one. Other than that, just look online for as many materials as you can. You should find powerpoint/slideshow-type things with vocab on. I sometimes just try writing as much as I can (on any given topic!), highlight words I had to look up and then try to remember them! Or if you come across a word you don't know, look it up and make it an aim to use it next time you write/speak... Hope that helps.
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PS- just thought, TES resources is really good (for all subjects, not just languages). Vocab lists, revision activities and so on... just make sure you get the right course etc.
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(Original post by Catona)
Hi, I'm a current Yr 12 student of German and French. I'd like to continue German to degree level (with linguistics) and was wondering how much of the course is literature-based. I know York University's course has no compulsory literature modules. Are their other unis like this?

Also, does anyone know how literature-based Oxford modern language courses are specifically?

Thanks,

A
You could take a look at Modern Languages and Linguistics course (RQ91) at Essex. That would allow you to combine German and/or French with linguistics and the courses there have virtually no literature.
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(Original post by Catona)
Hi, I'm a current Yr 12 student of German and French. I'd like to continue German to degree level (with linguistics) and was wondering how much of the course is literature-based. I know York University's course has no compulsory literature modules. Are their other unis like this?

Also, does anyone know how literature-based Oxford modern language courses are specifically?

Thanks,

A
Hi, I just wrote a blog post about the Oxford course! https://carambalache.wordpress.com/2...ges-at-oxford/
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