Modern Languages Open Day

Event date
Event time
10:45 - 16:00
75-81 High Street
Event cost
Target audience
Parents, Students, Teachers
Age range
Age 15-16 (year 11), Age 16-17 (year 12)
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Open day for prospective students interested in Modern Languages, and joint courses with Modern Languages, at Oxford. Programme below (also available here:

10:50 Registration at Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford

11:20 Modern Languages at Oxford – South and North Schools:

Welcome and introduction: ‘Why study languages? Why Oxford? The course outlined.’
‘Studying Literature Mini Lecture’
‘Branching Out: New Opportunities for Language Studies at Oxford’
‘Something New: Linguistics’
‘View from the Ground: Life as an Undergraduate at Oxford’ (current Modern Languages undergraduates)
‘Life after Oxford: Careers’

12:15 Q&A session for prospective applicants with current undergraduates

12:55 Disperse for lunch (own arrangements)


14:00-15:00 Q&A session for parents/ guardians/ teachers – North School

14:00-16:00 Language-specific sessions
French: South Schools
German: Room 1
Modern Greek: Room 12 (14:40 & 15:20 only)
Italian: Room 8
Spanish: Room 9
Portuguese: Room 7
Russian: Room 15
Polish: Room 6 (14:40 & 15:20 only)
Czech: Room 2 (14:40 & 15:20 only)
Linguistics: Room 11
Joint Schools: Room 10

There will be three sessions per language* at 14:00, 14:40, and 15:20; these separate meetings have been organised so that you can ask about more than one language. There is no need to book to attend these afternoon sessions. *(Please note that there will only be two sessions for Modern Greek, Czech, & Polish, at 14:40 and 15:20)
Please note the rooms allocated for the language-specific sessions may be subject to change on the day.