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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


From Our Students

Tips & FAQ's


Some thoughts about ab initio study from current students in the German section. Check out the MMLL YouTube Channel for more videos.


“You’ll always be guided through the course if you’re struggling with anything. Nobody gets left behind.” Dan


“It is possible to pick the primary texts up in Cambridge and read them while you’re here, but it really helps to have read them in advance.” Natarnya 


“It’s not like everyone is fluent already and knows all of French literature off by heart. It’s more about what you learn when you’re here than what you know before you get here.” James


You can also have a listen to some student podcasts, featuring current students in the German section. These recordings cover a range of topics from tips on language interviews, choosing a college, and what it's like to learn a language from scratch to experiences from the Year Abroad and writing dissertations.