I'm a student from Belgium and I've been thinking about studying English Literature. English isn't my first language so I was wondering if this is doable. I do feel like I can improve my English, seeing as I still have about a year before starting uni, and my grades are also pretty good.
Would I have too much of a disadvantage compared to English-speaking students? Would a science degree be "easier" language-wise? Are there things I can do to improve my English? What are your thoughts?
I'm still kind of weighing my options so every opinion is welcome.
studying English Lit as a "non-English-speaking person" Watch
- Thread Starter
- 16-04-2016 13:00
- 16-04-2016 14:05
You are clearly an 'English speaker'. What you are not, is a native English speaker. Will that limit you with your ambitions to study English Literature? Absolutely not; provided you are proficient to the level the university require. You can find detailed information on English language requirements by contacting the universities you are interested in.
There is a Polish man on my course and he speaks English as a second language. He is an advanced speaker and is doing very well as far as I can tell.