Modern Languages Taster Day

Event date
Event time
10:30 - 16:15
St Catherine's College
Manor Road
Event cost
Target audience
Age range
Age 16-17 (year 12)
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Our Academic Taster Days are a great opportunity for students in Y12 to spend a day exploring a specific academic area at St Catz, meet with some current students, experience a taste of academic teaching and enjoy lunch in our temporary hall marquee.

This event will include the opportunity to sample a range of languages that are available to study at the University of Oxford. As part of this day, students will be able to choose two language sessions to participate in from a choice of Post A-Level Spanish, Post A-Level French, Post A-Level German, Beginners' Portuguese, Beginners' Czech, and Beginners' Italian. All students will also have the opportunity to participate in a Linguistics taster session.

The current timetable for the day is outlined below:

10:30am – 10:45am: Arrival & Refreshments

10:45am – 11:15am: Introduction to Modern Languages at Oxford

11:15am – 12pm: Academic Session 1 (OPTION)

  • Post A Level French
  • Beginner’s German
  • Beginner’s Portuguese

12pm – 12:45pm: Tour of St Catherine’s College

12:45pm – 1:30pm: Lunch (provided free of charge)

1:30pm – 2:15pm: Academic Session 2 (OPTION)

  • Post A level Spanish
  • Post A level German
  • Beginner’s Italian
  • Beginner’s Czech
  • (Post A level French possible)

2:15pm – 2:45pm: Q&A with current students

2:45pm – 3:15pm: Academic Session 3

  • Linguistics Lecture

3:15pm – 3:45pm: Admissions Session, including a mock interview with a tutor and first-year student.

3:45pm – 4:15pm: Wrapping Up

If you have any questions abut this event, please contact [email protected].