Hey there, I speak English, Polish, Italian, German and French. I was born in the UK and have always lived here. The first three I learned from my parents and from speaking English at school (didn't speak English until 6, but I have no foreign accent). The last 2 I learned at school up until GCSE. I can speak all 5 languages in their native accent, which is something my language teachers frequently praised me for. I haven't decided to do them at A-level, but I intend to brush up on them and do Italian and Polish GCSE's too (totalling 15, hopefully 12 A*'s and 3 A's at the end of this year). I speak French fairly fluently, but my German slightly less so. How will universities like Oxbridge or Imperial (as well as other Russell Group Unis) look at an applicant who speaks 5 Languages? Is it rare? Would it give me an immediate advantage especially considering my results so far?
And also, how would prospective employers look at someone with this ability, assuming I come out of university with good qualifications? I intend to learn more languages, the main five I'm interested in being Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Portuguese and Japanese (I'd probably learn two of these), purely because I'd love to be able to visit countries where these languages are spoken (especially Japan!).
Have you done any of these?