The first thing to mention is that languages at York are actually taught in the language you’re studying (that seems obvious, but it baffles me that so many other unis teach in English)! And you’re in seminar groups of around 15 students. This means you get a lot of speaking practice which is really beneficial. … Continue reading A Week in the Life of a Languages Student
There are a few things that every language student needs during their time at university, not just the obvious bits like stationery or books. The best way to truly throw yourself into a language is to surround yourself with it as much as you possibly can, so here are four of my essentials for a … Continue reading A Language Student’s Essentials
When you’re told that your time at University will speed by, it can often be hard to imagine. After all, the average time spent doing a degree, three or four or even five years, seems like a long time. It’s true that this time will affect you – you emerge at the end a different … Continue reading Looking back and looking forward- a reflection on York
My decision to come to the University of York, quite frankly, was a bit random. At the last minute, I went into Clearing and called York without much hope of getting a place for PPE, yet I happily discovered that they had places saved for students with all A*. So I got to study in … Continue reading York – A French Student’s Perspective
Learning at university doesn’t necessarily mean learning things, although you’ll learn some of those as well. You’ll gain a bunch of other skills useful for later life (and some that are not, like how to eat spaghetti with only a spoon). In this blog post I’ll talk about stuff I’ve learned through my degree, that … Continue reading Unexpected yacht expertise and other things you might gain from your degree.
Ciao, Hola, Bonjour, Hallo! Read on to take a look at a student’s view of Modern Languages at York. 1. The size of the department The languages section of the Department of Language and Linguistic Science is one of the smaller departments in the UK for Modern Languages, so your classes will be smaller than … Continue reading 5 reasons why you should choose York for Modern Languages
Looking back to when I first visited the University of York at the 2013 open day, I only focused on the basics. But amidst the excitement of taking in the essentials like the campus, the course and the abundance of ducks, I remember seeing posters and leaflets plastered everywhere branded with the letters ‘LFA’. I … Continue reading Survival skills which work on your CV
What were you doing 365 days ago? Chances are you can’t remember, and with good reason, as a lot happens in a year. The length of the third year abroad is really what cements it as an amazing opportunity for you to put the languages you’ve learnt into practice, and to immerse yourself in the … Continue reading A Lesson on Living.