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    I'd be grateful for anyone's thoughts/advice regarding taking an ab initio language at university on top of two post A level languages. I will already be taking French and Spanish post A level. I'd like to do a third language from beginners level (ab initio). Language learning is my strong point and I really enjoy it. I think I'm quite well equipped to study an ab initio as I took French A level in one year studying it mostly from home (I had major surgery during that year and I was really poorly) and got an A. However... it limits the amount of cultural modules I can take in French and Spanish. Which means less essay practice and less English work. These are my weak points so I could really do to strengthen them.

    I have to drop one language at the end of first year anyway so I guess my worry is that if I decide to drop the ab initio then I will have screwed myself over. I may be behind other students who have just taken French and Spanish in first year, regarding essay skills and general knowledge. I could in theory teach myself a third language after uni...

    In particular anyone who has taken an ab initio at Durham, I would love to hear from you. I would like to know about the other language departments as departmental support is very important for me (I'm a disabled student).

    I have written a long list of pros and cons to try and aid in my decision making, but I'm really stuck. Thanks in advance :-) x
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    If you have to drop it after first year, why bother? Teach yourself a third language during the summers and in your own time.
 
 
 
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