In a global economy increasingly based on efficient communication and intercultural exchange, the ability to speak more than one language has never been more important. A Modern Languages degree covers more than just linguistic and academic capabilities: it allows students to develop a wide range of desirable skills and to gain a deep understanding of other cultures through their history, literature, art, and philosophy. Modern Languages students also have the valuable opportunity to spend a year abroad during their course.
Girton College and the Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages will be running a Taster Day for Year 10 and 11 pupils who are currently studying Modern Languages at GCSE and are considering further language study at A Level. The programme, which will take place at Girton College, will include workshops by University academics designed to inspire and enthuse GCSE students, and to introduce the study of this vibrant course at university level.
The day will:
Encourage students to keep and develop their interest in Modern Languages
Demonstrate the value of studying these subjects at university
Seek to allay any fears about starting a language ‘from scratch’ at university
Inform them about their A Level choices and how this will affect their university applications
Students will have the opportunity to meet with current undergraduate languages students, and experience taster sessions on a range of topics.
There is no cost to attend the event. Lunch is provided, but we regret that in most instances we are unable to offer overnight accommodation or travel reimbursement.