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Prospective Students

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Outreach Events & Activities

We offer a range of events and outreach initiatives to support prospective students, our widening participation aims and school language teaching. Our outreach programme aims to encourage school students to explore new languages and cultures, and to inspire them to continue studying languages to GCSE, to A level and in higher education.


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Faculty Open Days

Our annual Faculty Open Day provides prospective students with important information about the subjects we offer as well as applications and admissions. It offers students the chance to experience sample lectures and to meet current MMLL staff and students. Click here to explore our range of resources created for the Faculty's recent Virtual Open Day, including talks, course films and sample lectures.

The Faculty also takes part in the University-wide Cambridge Open Days each year. 

You can also find out more about the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics at the Oxbridge Student Conferences that take place in March every year. 


Taster Events

Subject Masterclasses offer Y12 students an opportunity to experience typical undergraduate MMLL teaching and to find out more about what it's like to be a student here. Our next MML Masterclass will take place on Tuesday 17th August. More details to follow.

Each year we host a Sutton Trust Summer School, which gives Y12 students the chance to experience life as a Cambridge undergraduate. The 2021 MMLL Summer School will take place online from 26-30 July, with an additional in-person programme between 16-20 August, subject to government guidance. Applications for Summer 2021 places have now closed.

The Subject Matters events provide Y10 and Y11 students with an introduction to university life and study, and help them to make informed A level subject choices. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic these events are not being run in the academic year 2020/2021.


Why Not Languages?

Project Overview

'Why Not Languages' is an annual programme of widening participation events and activities, which aims to promote and enhance language learning in schools, and to encourage pupils to continue with their language studies at GCSE, A-Level and at university level. We work in partnership with colleagues at the University’s Language Centre and the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies to create targeted resources and activities for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

In response to COVID-19, this year's programme is being run in a slightly different format to previous years. Resources for each key stage will be available on this website on an ongoing basis for independent use by school teachers and students (see below). In addition, we shall be running online events for Key Stages 4 & 5 in the summer term. Details to follow.


Click here for Key Stage 3 Resources - 'Why Not Languages @ GCSE'

Please check back for more KS3 resources and for Key Stage 4 & 5 resources.


Cambridge Collaborative A level Resources for Languages (CCARL)

Project Overview

CCARL videos have been recorded in the target language on texts set for French and German A levels, primarily to help support sixth form students whose education has been disrupted by remote learning during the Covid pandemic, and as a general resource for teachers.  

These resources have been created by independent researchers and colleagues across an international range of universities, including: Cambridge, UCL, Warwick, Cork, Princeton, Bristol, Reading, Edinburgh, Johns Hopkins, KCL, Queen’s Belfast and Zagreb.

To find out more or to view our CCARL videos, please click on the link above.

Please get in touch with us at if you have any questions or comments.


Virtual Tour

Take a look at the University's Virtual Tour for more information about MMLHML and Linguistics, and for information on University facilities, Colleges and life in Cambridge.


Student Perspectives


Q&A - Three of our current students answer frequently asked questions about their language choices and experiences at Cambridge.


Video - 4 students talk about their Year Abroad experiences




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