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    Hello!

    I have been wanting to continue studying a few languages that I have begun already at school, so I was wondering if Oxford has classes of some sort that allow students to study a foreign language.

    Good luck on your applications, everyone!
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    (Original post by ivanatahan)
    Hello!

    I have been wanting to continue studying a few languages that I have begun already at school, so I was wondering if Oxford has classes of some sort that allow students to study a foreign language.

    Good luck on your applications, everyone!
    Yes, certainly - check out what the language centre has to offer:
    http://www.lang.ox.ac.uk/courses/courses.html

    It's not free, but there are good reduced rates for Oxford students.
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    The language centre's courses are popular and have good reviews.
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    (Original post by ivanatahan)
    Hello!

    I have been wanting to continue studying a few languages that I have begun already at school, so I was wondering if Oxford has classes of some sort that allow students to study a foreign language.

    Good luck on your applications, everyone!
    Yep, at the Oxford Language Centre. I did it in my first year and enjoyed it a lot so I'm continuing this year. You get two hours of tuition per week for two terms. All in all, taking into the cost of textbooks and the refund you can get from your college, it will probably cost you under £150 for the year so it's a pretty good deal.

    Edit: I wouldn't recommend taking more than one though, firstly because it will get more expensive and secondly because that's a pretty big time investment you're taking on, they recommend at least 5 hours of independent study per week on top of the contact time.
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    I agree with Plagioclase on the time investment - they are serious courses that you need to put something into. You couldn't really do more than one alongside a degree.
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    Thank you all for your replies! I was trying to find something in relation to my question but found no satisfactory answers.
 
 
 
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