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i really really wanna do french at uni, but i dont know whether or not to do it single honours, or joint with beginners spanish or beginners portuguese?? has anyone done any of these? did u find it difficult to start a language from scratch?
i would rather do spanish than portuguese as i think its more useful, but beacsue i dont have spanish A level there are only a few places i can go for that (liverpool, birmingham and sheffield being the main 3 i'm looking at). but i really want to go to leeds, but that would mean doing french single or joint with portuguese, and not spanish. so i dont know what to do!! lol
please help!!
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Report 14 years ago
hiya i'm doing joint honours spanish and portuguese. I did portuguese from begininers and i've jsut done my first year at uni. To be honest you will find it easier to do portugese from beginners rather than spanish ebcause as the majortity of people doing the subject are ebginners and the class sizes will be small it will be easier o learn. At my uni the beginners spanish have to do literature and history modules that post a-level studetns have done and it is really tough for them. They also have to go into language classes with the post a-lvel students in the 2nd year so again it is quite tough.

I wouldn't reccoment doing single honours for lang ebcause you will find yourself ahving to do loads of modules in random things you might not like to get enough credit points. Then again if you lie a bit of variety you might enjoy spening half your time doing random things like anthropology. However, if you do single honours french you might be able to do beginners language modules in spanish as an open unit but you probably wouldn't be abel to learn about the literature adn history adn you probably can't get joint honours however many creidts you do in the.anish lang options.

If you think you'll enjoy portuguese then go for it I've really enjoyed it. However, it is true that it is less useful than spanish but if you don't want to go into a job directly related to languages it won't make any difference what so ever what languages you do... (a big exception would be teaching i've recently found out that because i've not done french i can't get onto a training course and my portugese is useless in schools).

By teh way i'm sure there are more places where you can do spanish form beginners

Hope some of that was useful. good luck Em
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