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Monday 25 February 2013

Why I'm glad I gave languages a second chance

Looking at my track record it's fair to say that I was an unlikely candidate for a modern languages degree. I achieved a B in French GCSE, and plummeted spectacularly when I received a D at AS-level. At parents evening my tutor said that I simply wasn't cut out for studying languages at an academic level.
Skip forwards four years and you'll find me writing from my desk in the University of Rosario in Bogota, Colombia. I'm on a placement year as part of my language degree which I am studying at the University of Leeds.

Full article in the Guardian 

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