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is it worth studying a language at university watch

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    basically, I'm currently learning Spanish (A Level) amd Japanese (GCSE) and I really want to continue learning them to proficiency. So I was thinking about doing them both at university in combination with politics. (the course does exist!! even though its quite rare!!)

    only thing is, university is a lot of money to spend and languages you can learn for free. Plus if i dropped one language there would be more courses available for me to apply to.

    but I really want to learn them to a proficient level and i think regular teaching in m academic setting is the best/only way to do that

    so what do you think? should I drop one language?
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    You've got to remember that with language degrees you're not just learning the language. You're learning about the country's history, the culture, the politics the literature etc. etc. So basically you're getting all the skills from any other humanities degree plus the added benefit of being able to speak another language.

    Your degree is going to cost the same amount no matter what you do and you can pretty much learn anything for free. Think about what you really want to do for the next 3/4 (if a year abroad's included) years. Knowing 2 other languages is no disadvantage.
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