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Hi,

I'm so very last minute but I'm applying for modern languages at St Catharines, as I like the look of the vibes and the extra curriculars.

The only issue is that they don't have any faculty which teach the languages I'm applying for. On their website they say:

"Teaching of languages other than those taught by our Fellows will usually take place outside college and is organized by the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages."

But I'm still concerned whether this might hinder me in the application process, who would be the one reading my application?

If anyone knows whether this is something to be worried about and if I should just apply to another college, please let me know.

Thanks.
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(Original post by keikroodle)
Hi,

I'm so very last minute but I'm applying for modern languages at St Catharines, as I like the look of the vibes and the extra curriculars.

The only issue is that they don't have any faculty which teach the languages I'm applying for. On their website they say:

"Teaching of languages other than those taught by our Fellows will usually take place outside college and is organized by the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages."

But I'm still concerned whether this might hinder me in the application process, who would be the one reading my application?

If anyone knows whether this is something to be worried about and if I should just apply to another college, please let me know.

Thanks.
Someone from that department will most likely be interviewing you along with possibly a "non specialist" in you subject area from Caths. Remember they are panel interviews so multiple people will read and interview you. Your application will initially be read from someone from that faculty anyway.
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In MML, your application will be read by the Director of Studies for the whole course, who may not be a subject specialist in the languages you want to study (most Fellows specialise in one, or at most two, languages). They or the Admissions Team will then recruit language specialists to interview alongside them, who will also look at your application (and the applications of anyone else they are interviewing). In some languages, where there are comparatively few Fellows spread across the university, one academic can interview for three to six colleges so they get a good overview of lots of applicants in their field. Most colleges don't have Fellows in all Modern Languages, and even those who have several Fellows might only cover half of the languages offered.

Hope this helps!
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