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    I'm Y12 and thinking of applying to Oxford to study Spanish and beginner's Portuguese. However, I have no knowledge of the application process or anything else that I need to know about getting in to the university. Please can someone who knows more than I do give me some help? And explain the MLAT exam? Thanks!!!
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    The MLAT, if it's the same as when I interviewed there a few years ago, the test was unbelievably difficult...I applied for Russian and Spanish, and I could not believe the level that was required, it was beyond degree level.

    You have to submit an application as well as a piece of academic writing (an essay if I remember correctly - I submitted one on comic alogism). It's a tough process, but if you're chosen to go through, you spend a couple of days at a college (either the one you specifically applied or you were allocated) and are assessed frequently.

    Hope that helps! (FYI, I didn't get in, I went to UCL instead!)
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    (Original post by verity_ella)
    I'm Y12 and thinking of applying to Oxford to study Spanish and beginner's Portuguese. However, I have no knowledge of the application process or anything else that I need to know about getting in to the university. Please can someone who knows more than I do give me some help? And explain the MLAT exam? Thanks!!!
    Start here:
    https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/unde...-oxford?wssl=1

    And you sit MLAT (usually at your school) on 2 Nov 2016. The results are used as part of Oxford's assesment of your applcation when shortlisting candidates for interview.

    More MLAT info here:
    http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/under...or-linguistics

    And a sample MLAT
    https://www.ox.ac.uk/sites/files/oxf...ions_Tests.pdf
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    (Original post by verity_ella)
    I'm Y12 and thinking of applying to Oxford to study Spanish and beginner's Portuguese. However, I have no knowledge of the application process or anything else that I need to know about getting in to the university. Please can someone who knows more than I do give me some help? And explain the MLAT exam? Thanks!!!
    Hey! I study Spanish at Oxford and I know people who do Spanish and Portuguese. Check out the links in my signature about applying, and feel free to direct message me with any questions!
 
 
 
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