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Hey there!!

I’ve recently had two unconditionals from Stirling:
- French & Spanish
- French, Spanish & Professional Education

I’ve firmed the second offer but I’m currently working full time. My work are fully supportive of allowing me to change over part time hours when I start university & ill commute to and from university- I’m just looking to see if anyone is already this degree or even just French & Spanish so I have a rough idea on how often I’ll be at the university.

Thank you so much in advance ☺️ x
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Hey there!!

I’ve recently had two unconditionals from Stirling:
- French & Spanish
- French, Spanish & Professional Education

I’ve firmed the second offer but I’m currently working full time. My work are fully supportive of allowing me to change over part time hours when I start university & ill commute to and from university- I’m just looking to see if anyone is already this degree or even just French & Spanish so I have a rough idea on how often I’ll be at the university.

Thank you so much in advance ☺️ x
I went to the applicant day yesterday (going to be studying English Studies and French) and from what I was told each module has roughly 3 hours total per week for teaching; however, you are expected to study around 5-7 hours per week for each module.

I went on the Stirling website and typed in ‘modules’, then clicked on undergraduate modules, typed in my course and then it came up the compulsory modules I had to take each semester and what other modules I could choose alongside the compulsory ones. It was pretty helpful as you are told what you will be assessed on, a short summary of the module, and some even have how many teaching hours there will be, study hours, and 1-to-1 hours.

I hope this was helpful even though I’m not a student there yet 😂

https://portal.stir.ac.uk/calendar/calendar.jsp

Here’s the link to the page I found
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I went to the applicant day yesterday (going to be studying English Studies and French) and from what I was told each module has roughly 3 hours total per week for teaching; however, you are expected to study around 5-7 hours per week for each module.

I went on the Stirling website and typed in ‘modules’, then clicked on undergraduate modules, typed in my course and then it came up the compulsory modules I had to take each semester and what other modules I could choose alongside the compulsory ones. It was pretty helpful as you are told what you will be assessed on, a short summary of the module, and some even have how many teaching hours there will be, study hours, and 1-to-1 hours.

I hope this was helpful even though I’m not a student there yet 😂

https://portal.stir.ac.uk/calendar/calendar.jsp

Here’s the link to the page I found
Thank you!! I spoke to a couple of fourth year students doing French and Spanish at the applicant day yesterday and they also said it was around 4 hours a week per module

How did you find the applicant day??
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Thank you!! I spoke to a couple of fourth year students doing French and Spanish at the applicant day yesterday and they also said it was around 4 hours a week per module

How did you find the applicant day??
I thought it was pretty helpful! Found out more about the accommodation and my course. The campus is stunning as well which is a bonus!
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Hiya!
I know this is an old thread but I’m due to start ur same course at stirling in September.
I was just wondering what level my French should be at for starting. I’ve taken a year out before uni so my French has slipped a bit but I still have time to get a tutor to brush up if I need it. Thanks x
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Hiya!
I know this is an old thread but I’m due to start ur same course at stirling in September.
I was just wondering what level my French should be at for starting. I’ve taken a year out before uni so my French has slipped a bit but I still have time to get a tutor to brush up if I need it. Thanks x
If you already have a French qualification, you'll start on the advanced stream of the language. Each week you have a 1 hour spoken seminar, 1 hour written seminar, 1 hour culture seminar then a 1 hour lecture (they also had 30 minute informal conversation sessions last year with a native speaker but I'm not sure if they still do it or not)

The first semester on the advanced module (if they keep it much the same as last year!) covers most of the basics:
- present tense
- passé composé
- l'imparfait
- plus-que-parfait
- using il y a/pendant/ça fait...
- future tense
- conditional
- negation

It is really quickly paced to start as they are just making sure everyone is up to date on the grammar before the second semester.

Hope this helps!
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If you already have a French qualification, you'll start on the advanced stream of the language. Each week you have a 1 hour spoken seminar, 1 hour written seminar, 1 hour culture seminar then a 1 hour lecture (they also had 30 minute informal conversation sessions last year with a native speaker but I'm not sure if they still do it or not)

The first semester on the advanced module (if they keep it much the same as last year!) covers most of the basics:
- present tense
- passé composé
- l'imparfait
- plus-que-parfait
- using il y a/pendant/ça fait...
- future tense
- conditional
- negation

It is really quickly paced to start as they are just making sure everyone is up to date on the grammar before the second semester.

Hope this helps!
Thanks for being so specific. I’ve asked a couple of folk and they’ve just said if you’ve done higher you’ll be fine. This has given me a good idea of where I need to be. Thank you so much!
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