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Dr Danielle Hipkins
Congratulations on receiving an offer to study with us in the Department of Modern Languages! At Exeter we are proud of our range of languages and culture modules, the quality of our teaching, and the care we offer our students. We understand the importance of the decision you’ll be making about choosing your university place, and hope you’ll take the opportunity to come to an offer-holder visit day to hear more from our students and staff. I’ll be there and I hope to meet you. These events give you a chance to get a feel for the Department and to ask questions, but you don’t need to wait until then with your questions. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Modern Languages Subject Co-Chair
Hello and congratulations on your offer to study at Exeter! The Modern Languages department here is incredibly flexible, giving you the choice to pick up new languages if you wish, and covering a large range of optional modules – from Linguistics to Chinese Politics and Writing Strange Monsters you should find something to whet your appetite! We have around 11 contact hours per week on average, with fantastic opportunities for extra practice with language exchanges and conversation classes through university societies. Find out about Danielle's typical week.
Modern Languages Subject Co-Chair
Congratulations on your offer! The Department of Modern Languages prides itself on its excellent standard of teaching across an incredibly wide range of languages and disciplinary areas. You’ll have the opportunity to study brand new languages and cultures and meet people from across the globe, all whilst obtaining a degree from one of the top universities in the country. The department itself is incredibly friendly and supportive, allowing you to work closely with staff and peers and really tailor your degree to what interests you most. Find out about Natalie's typical week.
BA Modern Languages (French, Spanish and Portuguese)
I most enjoy... The small class sizes and the variety of cultural modules. Exeter is great because everything is in walking distance, I love the sports facilities and the campus is so nice! I'm not sure what I want to do when I graduate. I'm interested in teaching or setting up my own business related to language learning. Find out about Mary's typical week.
BA Modern Languages (French and Spanish)
I most enjoy... The flexibility of the course and how I can design my degree to what truly interests me i.e. by having a variety of culture modules to choose from. It is great having lecturers that are native speakers of the languages I am studying and I believe that this has really helped me to strengthen both my listening and speaking skills.
BA Flexible Combined Honours with Work Abroad (French, Spanish and Tourism)
I most enjoy... the way the language program is structured. It is a great way of learning the language and about the country’s culture. The campus at Exeter is beautiful! It puts me in a good mood all the time! I also like the town – there are all the shops you need and everything is so accessible. After I graduate I would like to work in travel or tourism. I would love to be a Resort Manager! Find out about Sophie's typical week.
BA Modern Lanugages (French and German)
I most enjoy... being able to explore my chosen subject in more depth, as well as being part of societies and building links with other students. I’ve taken up many opportunities that I wouldn’t have got elsewhere. I love the fact that it’s a campus university and that everything (or mostly everything) is in walking distance. The facilities and support services at the University are also excellent. I’m looking to do a Masters in Translation after I graduate, though I’d also like the opportunity to take a year out. Find out about Daina's typical week.
BA English and Modern Languages (German and proficiency in Spanish)
I most enjoy... The flexibility of the course, and the ability to tailor my degree to particular areas of interest. As well as this, I enjoy discovering new ideas and perspectives under the guidance of lecturers and tutors who are passionate about their fields. I enjoy the atmosphere of the university, always buzzing with passionate and positive students. Exeter is also pretty small, but has everything a city needs and you’re only a short train ride away from a trip to the seaside or quaint little towns. Find out about Chloe's typical week.
BA Flexible Combined Honours with Study Abroad (French, Chinese and International Relations)
Monday: Early start with my Modern China history seminar which involved a lively discussion! I then had a French grammar seminar at midday; following this I had to get my skates on to get to the squash courts in time for training! Back to the flat to crack on with some coursework and preparation for tomorrow's lectures before heading out to enjoy the Exeter nightlife. Find out more about Philip's typical week.