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Sharlen
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I want to study French and Hebrew. Which college would be best for this?
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Well, only the following colleges offer EMEL:
ChCh, Jesus, LMH, Magd, Merton, New, Pembroke, St John's, Somerville, Wadham.
[EDIT: I got this wrong! See below. DtS]

All of them offer French.
None of them appear to have a Hebrew Fellow or tutor: LMH specifically mentions Hebrew; New specifically excludes it.

I guess Hebrew teaching might be offered, independent of College affiliation, through the Hebrew & Jewish Studies unit at the Oriental Institute: http://www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/nme/hjs/index.shtml.

All the Hebrew-studies staff there either appear to have no College affiliation or only a Graduate college affiliation, apart from Alison Salvesen, Mansfield , Adam Silverstein, QNS, Joanna Weinberg, Exeter (none of which offer EMEL!); and Hugh Williamson (ChCh) and Fergus Millar (BNC) who are full Profs and so won't do much tutorial teaching....

All very odd!

Best bet is to contact the oriental institute and maybe visit.

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(Original post by Derek_the_Sheep)
Well, only the following colleges offer EMEL:
ChCh, Jesus, LMH, Magd, Merton, New, Pembroke, St John's, Somerville, Wadham.
Where did you get that from? I got...

European and Middle Eastern Languages
Balliol, Brasenose, Christ Church, Jesus College, Lady Margaret Hall, Magdalen, Merton, New College, Pembroke, Queen’s, St Anne’s, St Catherine’s, St Hilda’s, St Hugh’s, St John’s, Somerville, University, Wadham, Worcester


http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/under...rse/index.html

Altho for Univ you have to offer Russian or Czech, but all the others seem fine...
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Weird. I got my data from the current prospectus:

http://www.ox.ac.uk/document.rm?id=307

On pages 146-7 there is a big table of how many do what subjects at each college. I just checked again (to make sure I hadn't read off the wrong line) , and the colleges in list I gave are the only ones currently having any European & Middle Eastern Languages students; 23 students total.

Puzzling!

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Puzzling!
Not really as it's not a particularly big degree (student numbers wise) - around 12 across the university and no more than 1-3 in most colleges that do EMEL and that number is spread over 4 years. So it may well not be unusual for no-one good enough (or even at all) to apply for EMEL to a college in a particular year.
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Agreed. Possibly also it's self-reinforcing: all but one of the colleges with EMEL students has 2 (most) or more. So I guess that even though lots of colleges offer it in principle, applicants are going to places that already have students.

St John's, with 5 EMEL students, has more than 20% of the total. LMH specifically mentions Hebrew. So those may be the ones the OP might think about, first-off at least?

DtS
(slightly red-faced for getting it wrong. :blushing: )
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(Original post by Derek_the_Sheep)
Agreed. Possibly also it's self-reinforcing: all but one of the colleges with EMEL students has 2 (most) or more. So I guess that even though lots of colleges offer it in principle, applicants are going to places that already have students.

St John's, with 5 EMEL students, has more than 20% of the total. LMH specifically mentions Hebrew. So those may be the ones the OP might think about, first-off at least?

DtS
(slightly red-faced for getting it wrong. :blushing: )
lol don't worry. I only noticed coz I'm a Mod Linguist and I know that we have an EMEList coming to Worcester next year and I just happened to notice that Worcester wasn't on your list...
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