I am applying for a Linguistics course for University at the end of year 13 (I'm currently in year 12) and I need to do some relevant work experience to build up my personal statement this summer after exams. However, I can't find any relevant work experience to Linguistics, what types of experience could I do involving English or Languages?
Type of work experience for Linguistics Watch
- Thread Starter
- 19-03-2016 16:15
- 31-03-2016 21:54
I've applied for English language and linguistics this year and the work experience I had was tutoring English to a girl with autism. Maybe try English tutoring, you might even get paid for it
- 02-04-2016 15:39
I'm in the same boat as you! I'm thinking of applying to do a few days work experience at a speech and language therapist through the NHS system, but apart from that I'm not sure what else there is? I'd say in that case just focus on reading lots around the subject to put that on your personal statement
- 03-04-2016 12:26
As a current linguistics student I'd say that reading around the subject and highlighting any academic work you've done that relates to linguistics is much more important than work experience. If you can find some work experience that shows and uses skills important to studying linguistics (i.e. data analysis, independent work, group work, maybe even language teaching/tutoring...) then by all means go for it, but I wouldn't say it's necessary. You can put a spin on pretty much anything as long as you pick out the relevant aspects of it.