Elizabeth (French and Spanish, Oxford)
Elizabeth completed her undergraduate degree in French and Spanish at Worcester College, Oxford. Since graduating, she has been working as an editorial assistant for an online website using her language skills.
Elizabeth, why did you choose Languages?
"I always wanted to study languages and chose the Oxford course because it focuses on literature. I think it can feel like Oxbridge chooses you instead of you choosing it, simply because you have to jump through so many hoops to gain a place, but really to study languages at Oxford you have to love literature - it makes up 50% of the course. For me it was the perfect combination of language, translation, and reading (i.e. literary analysis)! "
What’s your advice to students applying to Languages?
"It’s ok not to know things, particularly in the interview when it can feel very scary saying that you don't know. As long as you are passionate about your subject, keen to learn and engage in that process of finding things out, questioning and reflecting, you'll be fine."